The President has to be supremely focused, dealing with hundreds of small meetings per day, and giving genuinely Presidential attention to each one. It establishes a connection of understanding between people as well as emphasizes what is being said. But it strikes me that one of the most important things that a president has to have to be successful is clarity of vision. To begin with the voters must examine the traits that make a good president. They are marvelous letters to read. People have to believe in you and your credibility.
Quayle was articulating the common modern view—ratified by voters—that being a gifted campaigner was the more important quality. One clear caveat must be that no candidate will be perfect, of course, and reasonable people will always differ on whether or not a candidate possesses the characteristics or not. The president should be able and willing to debate with advisers on the merits of a given decision in order to bring in as many different viewpoints to important decisions as possible. The following qualities of an effective leader of our nation may be too idealistic, but I believe that we can still find some if not all of these traits in a person who is or who will be worthy to become the leader of our government. Seek out a mentor that you admire.
These attributes, unlike the vaporous leadership mantle, are more measurable qualities. Besides being personable and opinionated, exceptional leaders always: Stay authentic. Give me a Harry Truman any day. He can feel the sufferings of the oppressed and poor people. True leaders are not afraid to take risks or make mistakes. More importantly, even if the statement is as it has been depicted, what really matters is results.
But meeting as many people that you are representing as class president is important! He never sought power, once writing in his diary that he was no Caesar. He then opened up a new fund without management and performance fees—unheard of in the hedge fund world. It was a great social highlight of Washington to be able to go, particularly in wintertime, to see the orange trees with the First Lady. Know how to delegate tasks to achieve common goals. A great leader of a nation has the courage to execute the decisions that he believes are right. That's not to say the speeches are irrelevant. This includes understanding others and learning how best to utilize their strengths.
The strongest, most effective leaders I've met care not just about the business, but about the people in it and the people impacted by it. Sam Houston was the only person in American history who was governor of two states and failed to serve out his term in either state. More likely, he's an expert in politics itself, with a firm grasp of the literally thousands of major players and tens of thousands of minor ones that make up the very top level of Washington politics. His writing has a way of transporting me back in time like few other authors can. To some degree we have evidence that things are beginning to move in one direction. Abigail was his love, his mentor, his confidant, and he shared everything with her. By calming everyone down and diffusing the situation, students will be able to relax and explain what exactly happened.
Have events in their past shaped them? Now this is not the acceptable, nor the maximum, reading skills exam. There are several ways that you can help students show gratitude to their parents for everything they do for their children. The West Wing was built in characteristic Roosevelt style — a very short period of time. Be equally as nice to those that might not be as nice to you. I want to focus on the characteristics — the changeless characteristics — of presidential greatness.
In the short term, history said Sam Houston was a traitor to the cause of his state. He therefore set out to become known in Boston for all the right reasons. In June 1948, the Soviets cut off all land routes to West Berlin, trying to force the Western powers out of the city. From now until next election day, the major candidates for President will be talking about their plans for dealing with the major problems facing the country, and will certainly have different ideas for dealing with issues ranging from violent crime to the growing use of tobacco by young people. No applicant would ever get a job giving the vague answers our candidates do. He had backed the wrong candidate for president, the Speaker of the House.
That raises questions about his priorities and how he sets them. The President isn't going to make the Ayatollahs back down with his steely gaze, nor is he going to bring down gas prices with a brilliant plan that nobody but him has ever thought of before. The underlying intention, or ulterior motive, is to show how voting for a president requires a broad array of judgments, and using a single issue or even a small set of issues can easily betray one in making the best choice. Even so, a candidate's character often gives clues as to how the person will react under stress. You need to foster a positive environment that allows your team to flourish. When Barack Obama was asked about his lack of executive experience in 2008, he pointed to his successful campaign as proof he could manage the presidency.
With endless campaign ads, television debates and media analysis, voters have to deal with a lot of information when deciding on who to vote for in the presidential election. Part of the trust we place in presidents is that they will surround themselves with knowledgeable, clear-headed, experienced people who reveal divergent interests, suggest alternative points of view, and keep them presidents abreast of all there is to know about issues and problems. There are very few people like this in American history. On Election Day, voters must take a leap. Nothing stays in gridlock in American politics. Virtually no one went to his funeral.
But a week ago Monday was the 100th anniversary of the West Wing. We are 545 seats ahead of where we should if we were suffering the normal depredations of the first off-year election. Even then, Congress can override a veto and make it the law. Since Andrew Jackson, bills have been routinely vetoed because the President felt that while the bill was constitutional, he disagreed with the policy. President Obama signing a document in front of staff in the Oval Office. A successful president also organizes advisers to give him what a president most often lacks — solid, straightforward advice. The list of qualities required to be a good president is endless.