I’m taking my meditations public. The first series comes with the topic of leadership. I’m not sure how many installments of this there will be. I’m writing what comes to mind, without a filter, to really get to the essence of the topic.
It occurred to me a few years ago that everyday folks have different ideas about the makeup of leadership from their chosen political figures. So I’ll start there.
Leaders should have plans.
They should be able to communicate plans in a way that brings people on board with the plan.
They should know what came before them, within reason. Policy, people, and history mean something when you’re a political leader.
They need the higher order human capabilities, like empathy, compassion, and emotional maturity.
They need a thick skin to see past the ridicule or anger from their opposition.
They should be able to engage a topic without anger or resentment.