Selecting a leader to steer a country is an important decision, but it can be hard to make the right decision with all the opinions and hyperbole humming around us. In our work, we talk a lot about de-risking the selection process and thus shrinking the costs of a miss-hire.
Chris Swan asks what skills and abilities it takes to be a successful President of the United States (POTUS) and how voters (deciders) may evaluate presidential candidates. Chris suggests eight ideas to consider, framed by the four leadership sections developed by John Burdett:
- Direction - How a candidate sets the direction for the organisation.
- Delivery - How a candidate delivers with discipline in the direction.
- Development - The character and emotional range that runs through a candidate.
- Day-to-Day Dialogue - How a candidate communicates these ideas to others.