Friday, February 29, 2008

Leaders vs. Politicians

Are the terms "leader" and "politician" synonymous? I don't think there is. Just like the terms "leader" and "manager" are not the same - there will always be a part of leader that needs to be political. But to think that a leader and politician are the same is foolish.

I've been a student of leadership for many years and I've come to respect the teachings and theories from John Maxwell and his team at Equip. On their website they identify 10 traits that we need to be looking for in a leader. These 10 traits, I believe, will lead us to identify "a new kind of great" leader.

As you decide who you will follow, vote for, etc., make sure you know these traits and use them as a guide

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