This year’s election season was similar to others – many ads were aired, polls conducted, volunteers trained, and doors knocked. And many people talked with their friends, family members, and pollsters about who they thought would be the best leaders at the local, state, and national level. Though individuals may look for different qualities in their leaders, there are usually a few that many agree make the difference between a leader and a GREAT leader.
There’s an interesting piece over at WaPo’s site that delves into what makes a president a great leader. Michael Siegel, author of The President as Leader, an analysis of the leadership skills of five recent American presidents, shares his thoughts with Tom Fox, WaPo blog contributor and vice president for leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service.
Siegel states that a great leader must have a compelling vision for their presidency, the ability and resources to implement that vision, a focused list of goals, and an understanding of the implications of the decisions that they make as president.
What do you think makes a president a great leader? Would you add anything to Siegel’s list?
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