Is a good politician necessarily a good leader?
…And does it even matter?
Last week, more than one person chose to comment not on the issues that matter to them but on the leadership qualities that matter to them. In some ways, the most significant issue this election may be leadership itself. But shouldn’t that always be the case? Is it always the case, or not?
When we think about both how and why people get elected, does leadership seem to matter all that much? And what do we even mean by leadership? What are the qualities of an effective leader? What are the qualities you are looking for in a candidate, or does that even matter to you?