Last year this appeared on SERENDIPITY. Following the elections and light of what you see every day, perhaps you are wondering about the leadership qualities of certain people. Time to think about this again.
What makes a good Leader? by Rich Paschall
With the election cycle in full swing, and the seemingly endless Presidential debates at hand, it is fair to ask what makes a good Leader. What traits do we expect a Leader to have? What do we admire in our leaders? What qualities do we want to avoid in our leaders? What generates our respect and our willingness to follow?
It is not enough to say that our leaders should “lead.” What does that mean exactly? In a certain sense they all want to lead, but where are they trying to take us? What message is their leadership style sending? Are they willing to lead us in a good way?
It is also not enough to say that they should “inspire.” What does that mean as well? If they inspire you, I guess you would, of course, want to follow. Not all…
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