With the talk of presidential candidates in the air here in the United States, I got to thinking about what I want in a leader. Oddly enough, many traits we identified are also traits of great comedians.
Candidates are definitely characters. Comedians are as well. But what are the common links that cross over from one pursuit to the other?
In this episode, we discuss 9 traits that comedians and presidents share. Specifically, we talk about:
- Being able to differentiate yourself from the others
- Becoming “known” for what you believe in
- Why establishing trust is key (in three different areas)
- How actions you take to day should also benefit you years later
- How 4-8 years in the spotlight can take a toll
- Willingness to identify weaknesses
- Sticking to your vision or comedic “Point Of View”
- Performing due diligence before taking swift action
- How diplomacy can help during a show
- Freeing yourself from tasks that you can delegate to someone else
- The importance of Iowa to both groups
And much, much more!
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