In a recent fantasy I imagined myself on the board of directors of a large company.
A major CEO is leaving and a replacement is needed.
Of the many qualified applicants we are bringing in four or five for interviews.
In the course of these interviews one applicant insisted on telling us the dangers of choosing another candidate.
He seemed to know everything negative about this person. I’m not sure if I heard anything about how he, himself, would benefit our company. Needless to say, he didn’t make the cut. Got me thinkin’ about what I’d like to see in a politician.
Here’s my list: ethics, both personal and political; commitment to quality work; attention to the wishes of the voters and enough flexibility to reverse an incorrect decision (eg the coast guard station at Kitsilano); competence coupled with honesty, and if at all possible a dash of passion.
How ‘bout you? What qualities would you prefer?