Wanted: S E R V A N T
A government that places the nation’s interest above all, it focuses on providing services to enable and empower the people to strive towards their well being. Like the captain of a ship or a conductor of a concert; the government is entrusted with the stewardship of the national interest and guides resources towards its achievement.
Yes, entrepreneurialship has been and will be very much a part of politics and government. Candidates with captivating ideas, that fire up people’s imagination. He or she must be able to articulate a compelling vision and rally many talented people behind an enduring enterprise. People are willing to give money and time to the leader who could take them to the promise land, not politicians who drug them with Estacy. Politics is no different from true entrepreneurship in other human endeavors.
When politics is driven by ideology; be it race, beliefs or nationalism, society is sure to take steps backward. In some cases, such madness can consume an entire civilization. Our society would be greatly blessed if more leaders with cool heads and sharp vision come forward; to help everyone sort through clouds of negativity to find the sun.
Sometimes, the Boss may not know what is best for them. Such as when euphoria carried everyone towards the brink - like a bubble economy. People need to be brought back to earth, ideally land softly. Truth must be told with courage. And when all efforts failed, prepare to cope with the fall out when a crash-landing is unavoidable. Hence, the people don’t need Yes-men and women. Visionary leaders are courageous; they don’t yield to orthodoxy and is prepared to be tough in order to do the right thing. You recognize a politician when the opposite is done.
What else can be more reassuring and inspire greater confidence if leaders place their jobs or careers on the line, even...