What kind of president do I want leading my country?
I want one that will bring change to the country that will go beyond his/her possible two year term. I want a leader that motivates the nation to become greater than what they are now and calls us to change for the better. We should all want a leader that isn’t satisfied with current standards, but seeks to create newer and higher standards, instead of leaving the U.S. behind in relation to other first world countries like Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
Feel the Bern!
If the leader above I just described is the kind of leader you want for this country then you are looking for a person that exhibits the transformational leadership style. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is just such a transformational leader.
In the video below a question is asked by college student about Bernies’ plans for free tuition and student dept financial aid. He was asked a very legitimate question on how he planned on achieving such a goal. His answer is one to be remembered by all.
Bernie seems to be aiming the country on path that will transform its people. If you listen to his speeches you will hear someone that values the 99%, he has long term goals that as they are accomplished will build on the ethics of what it is to be American, and aid we the people a happier people in general. What I just described to you was the characteristics of Transformational Leadership. (Northouse, 2016)
A leader that wants to empower the people of his country to be educated and no matter what economic class you fit in. Proving you work hard, he wants everyone to have the opportunity to achieve their dreams of school. As history stands, an educated population is an informed population. An informed population is a population that can change the world for the better as ignorance can only keep a city in the dark, knowledge is the light at the end of the tunnel. People that know can change, they can transform, they can create.
Northouse, Peter G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and Practice (7th Ed.). SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. Print.
MSNBC. (2016, February 19). Bernie Sanders On His ‘Revolutionary’ Idea For Free Higher Education [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XsMHjQP_f9g