In my third blog regarding this year’s presidential election, I like to share some thoughts on how to recognize a good leader. This is my personal compilation from books and websites I have studied.
A good Leader:
* brings out the best in other people, giving praise to others.
* can create a vision of how to make things better and convince others to go along.
* communicates with all his people, giving respect and recognition to all.
* empowers others who are more skilled or knowledgeable in specific areas.
* has a good character based on core values and keeps a high moral standard.
* has a proven track-record of accomplishments.
* has an even temper without getting too emotional and functioning well under high pressure.
* has high self-esteem because of his relationship to the creator, rather than being arrogant or has too much ego.
* has mental toughness that when things get hard; is willing to persevere through difficulties.
* is a lover of people, knowing how to deal with all kinds of personalities and their issues, being personable in relationship with others.
* is accountable to his followers.
* is always willing to learn and grow even admitting mistakes.
* is an outstanding public servant.
* is enthusiastic and fun-loving.
* is focused on the task ahead, being disciplined and organized.
* is modest and only takes credit where credit is due.
* is not afraid to hear the truth.
* is trust-worthy by keeping his promises and being transparent in his actions.
* is willing to find solutions when things go wrong rather than blaming others.
* listens to the followers and understands their needs.
* recognizes good ideas and be adaptable to changes.
* shows courage and conviction to do the right thing and by benefiting others in being an excellent example.
All the things I have heard and witnessed about Mitt Romney, he seems like the man our country needs right now. Here is a personal account by his wife, Ann Romney:
Ann Romney the Man I know:
Mitt Romney has fun at the annual Al Smith dinner, raising money for the catholic church:
I like to finish my blog by reminding us of the responsibility a sworn-in president pledges to abide by: to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and our rights for freedom of speech. This refers to an objection Chris Matthews from MSNBC has voiced recently challenging that it is unconstitutional for Romney to challenge Obama. Even presidents have to be willing to listen to the truth and are not immune to it. Here are the words of the Oath of Office which the president has to swear to:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."