Charismatic...And the difference between having charisma and being goo at bull-shi**ing is?
And the difference between having charisma and being goo at bull-shi**ing is?
I totally agree with that,but lots of us still vote them into some sort of power trip.To me Politician are much like Confidence tricksters and Con men. They are there to sell a lie and manipulate you into believing in ' them' as a personality and not necessarily being too specific on their policies.
That is the trick. So Its best to see through the glamour and B/S
Focus on the Policies , not the personality.
But, are they likely to deliver the policies if they don't have the personality to persuade others and manipulate it through the maze of political in-fighting and blocking?
Except that the dictionary definition (Collins, Oxford or Cambridge) of "manipulation" as applied to people has strong negative connotations, whereas there are no such connotations when the term is used with reference to machinery. I think that saying that leaders must by definition manipulate people, does not follow the current use of language and does not communicate the idea clearly.Of course it is.if you can't manipulate people then you can't manage them, the word manage infers manipulation, control..
Close enough to wallow in the Glory if it all goes well but just distant enough to not be directly associated with it if its a massive turd-sandwich minus the bread.Surely a good Leader/Manager would delegate power, and with it responsibility, and would may also relieve him/herself of the chance of it going wrong, whether giving power to someone could be classed as a bribe, I don't know, but delegation has always been seen as a good aspect of management/leadership.