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Leadership in a Nutshell: Politician vs. Statesman

by Miki Saxon

 

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Politicians talk it — Statesmen walk it

Politicians run to win — Statesmen run to serve

Politicians are ideologues — Statesmen are open-minded

Politicians, “it’s all about me” — Statesmen, “it’s all about them”

Politicians focus on the next election — Statesmen focus on the future

What would you add to this list?

5 Responses to “Leadership in a Nutshell: Politician vs. Statesman”
  1. cameronNo Gravatar Says:

    Politicians posture – Statesmen act.

  2. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Cameron, That’s EXCELLENT!

  3. Victor NazarianNo Gravatar Says:

    Statesmen do – Politicians shouldn’t

    A Statesman leads from in front of the people – A politician tries to influence and pander behind-the-scenes

    Statesmen do what’s right and correct – Politicians do what is expediant and popular

    Those who can’t commit, committie

  4. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Victor, good points, especially the first, and I absolutely LOVE the last one. Very true and well said!

    Thanks for taking time to add your thoughts.

  5. MAPping Company Success Says:

    […] following month I considered the difference between politicians and statesmen. Politicians talk it — Statesmen walk it Politicians run to win — Statesmen run to serve […]

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