In any society, political leaders are critical because through the mandate of the people who elect such leaders to offices of the government, they are responsible for assessing the distribution of power and resources. Moreover, they establish relationships with other prominent stakeholders and have to take difficult yet controversial decisions that have an immense impact on the well-being of a country and its inhabitants. Competent political leaders in any country need both a unique personality and the integrity to analyze situations to make decisions that would benefit the majority of people.
Chuck Kopp is a prominent and a proficient expert in the field of public service in addition to having a lucrative and illustrative in the criminal investigative department of the police force. His tenure of twenty-three years in government service has been impeccable and has held the post of Chief of Staff to prominent Alaska State Senators Peter Micciche and Fred Dyson. Today, this popular and charismatic political leader is an election candidate who competing for office of Alaska State House from District 24. This prominent public figure says that there a certain unique that all political leaders need to posses in order to distinguish them a prominent ‘Statesmen’. These qualities are:
- Flawless record of integrity
As the people of a particular constituency, elect a political leader to represent them in the Parliament or Senate, the track-record of that leader play a crucial role in his/her success a representative of those people to hold office. Such a leader is always be accountable to those who elect him/her and will they check every action he/she takes to ensure it is for the greater good of the people.
- Ability to communicate an address important issues
Successful political leaders worth their salt have the unique ability to communicate and clearly address controversial issues meticulously. An effective leader holding public office needs to speak and address the issue in a way people can easily understand and comprehend.
- Problem identification and solving skills
There may be times when a political leader who holds office via the mandate of the people has to resolve conflicting and contentious issues or crisis that his/her people face using his/her analytical skills. The unique ability to identify the root cause of a problem and prescribe a viable solution to it is an important trait of a political leader.
- Strong intellectual power
All successful political leaders always endeavor to enhance their mental abilities as they have an immense responsibility of running a district, province or country.
- Ability to work with and establish powerful teams
Political leaders do work alone and there will be influential and important individuals below them who contribution will critical to the leader’s success in the electorate.
- Love for common people
While it is easy for an individual with clandestine agenda to aspire to hold office a representative of the people, a genuine political leader is comes to power for his/her authentic love for the people who elect him/her.
Chuck Kopp emphasizes that a charismatic and influential leader never shy away from leading from the front for the greater good of the people who elect him/her to power.