Traits of a Good Leader

Moral­ity in lead­er­ship mat­ters in pol­i­tics and in elect­ing a gov­ern­ment.

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In this 2018 Gen­eral Elec­tion, politi­cians will be out in force to try to con­vince you that they have what it takes to lead the coun­try.

They want your vote. When politi­cians come to you with com­pet­ing poli­cies that sound good, how do you choose who should lead based on those poli­cies?

Some­times it is dif­fi­cult sep­a­rat­ing these poli­cies. In this in­stance, his­tory has shown that many in­vari­ably turn to moral lead­er­ship as the de­cider.

Au­thor­i­ties on this sub­ject say moral lead­er­ship is a very dif­fer­ent kind of lead­er­ship.

Moral lead­ers aim to serve rather than as­pir­ing to be fol­lowed.

They tend to de­velop the ca­pac­ity of oth­ers.

Moral­ity in lead­er­ship mat­ters in pol­i­tics and in elect­ing a gov­ern­ment. Those who as­cend to lead­er­ship po­si­tions in the pub­lic sec­tor must be pre­pared to go un­der pub­lic scru­tiny, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Their con­duct must be im­pec­ca­ble. Lead­er­ship, there­fore, comes with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

It is about do­ing the right thing and be­ing able to sleep in peace at night be­cause of that.

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