The obvious answer is no but the more specific question I had was, ‘Is leadership needed in all business or political positions In which there are people under you?’ This question came to me due to recent political elections in my local area in which we had three candidates running for mayor.
I personally know one of the three, while the other two I had not had more than a couple of brief conversations with. Long story short, one of the gentlemen I do not know terribly well (who was also the incumbent) won the election. To be honest I was blown away that he won. He has a great reputation for being a volunteer, previous small business owner locally, etc…but having seen him at Chamber Mixers, city council meetings, and other events (whether he is walking around or up in front speaking); the man has no passion, no energy, no excitement in his voice, no morale building skills that I have seen yet.
This was where my shock came from. Don’t you want your political leaders, from mayor to president, to be energized, motivating people that can bring people together in good times and bad? This man seems like a very nice person, but sometimes nice people should not be in charge of the megaphone. Nice is not enough to fill the role of a leader, is it? I know my answer to this but I wonder why so many other people are willing to put someone in a position of power that is not oozing and overflowing with energy and excitement.