The 2016 Presidential Election is not for another 2 years but if the aspiring candidates are getting ready to woo the masses, we must get ready too. After all, the fate of this country lies in our hands and if we’re smart and knowledgeable enough, we might just pick the right person for presidency. So, before you pick a candidate make sure that he or she has all these qualities of a good political leader:
As cliche as that sounds, honesty will always be the top quality of a good leader. Given the country’s current state and the major political controversies we hear on the news every day, it’s getting difficult to trust politicians. But we have to when 2016 comes, so make sure you’re going to pick the most honest out of the bunch by looking at their profiles, achievements, failures and other relevant information.
Good leaders work hard for the development of each member of their team. They share their knowledge and wisdom and they never leave the weak ones behind. Instead, they push them towards their goals. They don’t lead by telling people what they have to do. Instead, good leaders do it with them and guide them through the process.
If your candidate’s platform doesn’t seem so clear to you, it is most likely to be unrealistic or impossible to achieve. Good leaders always have a clear vision of their goals and what they want for their people. They work towards a goal that is bigger than themselves and that’s why they are always able to achieve it no matter what.
You know a leader is capable of running a country if they encourage people to be accountable for their own actions. They do not favor their friends, relatives or former classmates over the truth. Leaders do not side with anyone and remain neutral until the issue is resolved.
Doesn’t Insult Others To Look Good
We often see politicians bicker at each other in public. They usually put down other politicians, calling them names and creating scandals just to make themselves look good. Good leaders do the opposite. They make their work speak for them and they do not need to put others down to seem favorable. Seriously, if the candidate you’re betting on does nothing but blame and point fingers at his opponents, that’s a clear cut sign that he does not deserve your vote. Also, it makes them look uneducated and unprofessional.
Get Things Done
Good leaders do not talk about doing things, they get things done instead. Browse carefully through your candidate’s resume and see for yourself if they’ve done enough and also if they can do more. Pick a leader who’s not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done and who doesn’t take too much time to finish anything. A leader always knows what his people need and how to get it.
Open-minded and Risk Taker
Pick a leader who’s not afraid to try new things and who’s ready to embrace change. We all know that our country is pretty traditional but if we do not renounce the old and never get in with the new, we might jeopardize our own progress. Good leaders recognize this problem easily and address them with the utmost respect. They are also risk takers and willing to take chances for the good of the many.
Passion for Service
Perhaps the greatest quality that a political leader must possess is an enormous passion for public service. A leader with a sole purpose of helping his fellow people and lead them to greatness and prosperity. Someone with a heart for the weak and does not pity them but pushes them forward instead. If your candidate possesses this trait, it will totally reflect on the kind of people he had served, so look into that too.