Anyone and everyone who know me should read this essay on leadership and politicians.
What IS a modern leader? A – a politician with pots of money and a longing for power? B – an idealistic altruist who wants to help humanity? C – a petulant six year old wanting to play with grownup toys?
Frequently A and C are combined, and it seems to me that this is the sort of leader most of us get these days. I read a report the other day that the most successful leaders also have the character traits of a psychopath. This certainly explained a lot to me.
But do we really need leaders who are psychopathic, spoiled rich men, politicians who’ve compromised and bent their principles until they haven’t got any? Bring back The West Wing I say, at least we had decent men then, even if half of them were alcoholics, workaholics and egotists of various shades. Oh gosh isn’t it possible to think…
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