Leaders vs. Politicians
Difficult times call for men and women of strength and vision to come forward and lead. They’ve gathered information and analyzed data and made decisions and have created a plan. They stand up and say that this is the problem; this is how we solve the problem. Follow me and we’ll get through this together.
They lead by the strength of their character, their intelligence, and their experience. They don’t look to understand the mood of the public; they stand up for what they believe in and take the action they believe is best.
A leader will start with their own beliefs and opinions and lead their followers toward a goal. They’ll be articulate and persuasive. They’ll see the situation as it is and take sure, decisive, action. Follow me and we can achieve this. A leader may have a political advisor, but the political advisor does just that, provides a political point of view to the leader, but the leader takes the action that’s right and does it for the right reason.
The leader will communicate to the voters and not only inform them but persuade them that their solution is the best way out of the problem. Leaders don’t tip toe around to avoid offending anyone with their opinions and decisions. They stand tall and speak clearly and in a loud voice with passion and they tell anyone within hearing what they believe and what they will do.
Leaders speak proudly of their opinions and are consistent with their message. They don’t tailor their message depending on what audience they’re addressing.
Why should a leader bend their message or opinions to please the mob? The leader leads and says this is how we should go forward from here. The mob will follow the leader who makes the most sense and demonstrates the right amount of passion. The leader shouldn’t follow the mob after determining what the mob will believe or wants to believe. The leader must take control of the message and motivate the voters to follow.
Politicians try to learn what the mob wants and then try to satisfy the mob. Leaders sell their point of view and tell the voters how they can solve the problems and be led to their goal. Politicians try to convince the media that their opinions are the right opinions to have. Leaders speak over the heads of the media and other politicians and convince the voters that they know the answers to today’s problems, and they know how to lead us all to the goal.
The media is irrelevant, but the voters are not. There are too many ways to reach each individual voter for a leader to allow the biased media to filter their message. Leaders speak what they believe and show their confidence and their commitment to achieving the goal.
Politicians have to work at making coalitions and try to fit in with the standards that the media tells the public they really want. Leaders stand up and announce their beliefs and open the doors to their lives and tell the voters come on in and look around and follow me. We’ll solve the problems and achieve our goals together.
A Leader says “this is who I am this is what I can do, lets go forward and make the right things happen together”. Candidates who have experience as a politician compared to candidates who have experience accomplishing anything are who we should have to choose between when it comes time to vote. Leaders with accomplishments will win over politicians. We need more leaders and far fewer politicians.
Politicians find consensus Leaders find solutions. Politicians try to get along, leaders overcome obstacles and motivate and challenge their followers to achieve more as a team than we can as individuals.
When you find the opportunity to vote for a leader or a politician, always choose the leader.