Five leadership lessons from Christy Clark’s surprise victory by Brent Jang at Globe & Mail on 17 May 2013.
The author provides five leadership lessons from the recent British Columbia election, including:
- Lesson 1: Deliver a consistent message about the future
- Lesson 2: Don’t shy away from being realistic
- Lesson 3: Be realistic about the short-term
- Lesson 4: But don’t shy away from long-term ambition
- Lesson 5: Go retail
I can accept all lessons except for #2. Aside from the part where the title doesn’t match the content, I fundamentally disagree that a negative approach in campaigning is a “lesson” for others to emulate. The author may think that this tactic was effective in this election, and he may even be right, but it is NOT leadership.