Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Poll Comments

Please comment on your vote in the 1redthread poll.

Does a leader's personal life affect his/her ability to lead?

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2 Comments:

Salamantis said...

It depends upon the private conduct. Accepting political donations from Chinese agents or being a pedophile, definitely. Having a divorce in your personal history, no. Case in point: Reagan was a divorcee; Carter wasn't. Who was the better President?

ornery elephant said...

I believe the term "personal life" may be too ambiguous. I agree with Sal that if it just refers to marital success, then it is not relevant.

But when I read "personal life", I look at it as moral fabric. I look at it as, "Do as I say, not as I do."

A leader who is spiritually bankrupt in their personal life will be a bankrupt and empty leader. A leader's strength comes from inside him/her. So, in my view, a leader's foundation is his/her morals, ethics and faith.