Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I follow the political race for president pretty closely but I have never thought about leadership when thinking about the race for president. Ironic huh? I have not even considered the leadership qualities of the potential candidates. These candidates would be much better to sit at a poker table with than to think about as a leader. At the poker table Hillary Clinton would be the aggressive female that needs to prove that she can play with the best of them. Obama would be the strong silent force that when he plays a hand he means business. But he would much rather sit back and watch than be the aggressor. While Hillary would be the aggressor at the table because she has to prove that she deserves to be there. So what does that say about them as a leader? I think the similarities between poker and leadership are evident again. The aggressor at the poker table I see as the dictator leader. The leader that needs to exert their positional power is the aggressor at the poker table and will follow that pattern in leadership. The strong silent force would be the leader that would tend to be more diplomatic and listen to all points of view before reacting. But when push comes to shove that leader will make a decision and stick to it. When this leader acts he will mean business. So which leader do we want to be the next president of the USA?

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