10 Presidential Traits Every Man Should Have

1. Respect - Even the biggest asshole deserves some type of respect. You have to give some to get some.

2. Patience - We’ve all heard that patience is a virtue but not many of us have mastered it. Learn to not to panic and see how the cloud of confusion can drift away.

3. Open-mindedness - Want good advice? Go to someone you usually disagree with. He may just surprise you.

4. Enthusiasm - The best ideas draw the most criticism. Maintain your passion and your smile, and others will want to join your cause.

5. Accountability - The bigger the blunder, the greater the apology.

6. Humility - Knowing your weaknesses is just as important as touting your strengths.

7. Empathy
- Judge others in the context of their worlds, not yours.

8. Responsibility
- It doesn't matter if you're commander-in-chief or branch manager: If you don't know what your troops are doing, you're probably too far removed from the battlefield.

9. Initiative - Always talk more about what you want to do than what you've already done. The only person who cares about your résumé is the guy copying it at Staples.

10. Diplomacy
- A conflict-free resolution is the only sure way to avoid lasting collateral damage.


RiPPa said...

Excellent advice.

A Go Bytch said...

This is good! Perhaps I shall do a counter post on 10 First Lady Traits every woman should have..just a thought!

Go B.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

great point folk - two memphics cats in a row (whad up Rippa)

clnmike said...

Good post.

Tera said...

This was a fantastic post!!! I think our friend George Dubya has a few lessons to learn about number 5!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay...you gotta take your blog off preview mode cuz I can't read the whole thing in Google Reader. Another blogger did this same post and I gave him the best blog of the week.


And here, you posted on it as well.

Go figure.

Great minds.

If it is any consolation, I think you were one of the firsts who got 'Best Blog' when I started doing it.

Anywho...great post. Hope folks internalize it and run with it!

Anonymous said...

Freaking Excellent!