It's an interesting time in BC politics. For the first time in a very long time, both the NDP and the Liberals are seeking new leaders at the same time. The BC Conservatives aren't looking for a leader yet, but they will be shortly. This situation may never happen again and presents a unique opportunity for me.
I don't usually write about leadership issues on this blog because I don't want to be seen as either endorsing or criticizing a particular leader, party or policy. However, since both sides of the house are currently seeking new leaders it presents a unique opportunity to address an area that is crucial for the future of our province.
There's no shortage of promises, policies, vision and ideology as to what might make our province a better place to live, work and raise a family. While those things are certainly important, they are secondary to the fundamental issue of leadership essentials. Leadership is far more than charisma, vision and the ability to build and keep a team together. Leaders need foundations in their lives upon which their leadership is built and based.
Starting on Jan 10, I'm going to be publishing a weekly article on 'Leadership Essentials' that will conclude on Feb 21. After that time, we will return to 'regular broadcasting'.
Happy New Year Everyone!