Why Character Trumps Competence


by Whaid Rose “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you have to be without one, be without strategy.”  –General Norman Schwarzkopf Is it prudent to choose leaders based on their ability to get things done, despite glaring character flaws? This has become a topic of national conversation, especially in recent years as the proverbial emperor without clothes plays out in real life on television. Crisis and Compromise This debate comes amid growing concerns about the sharp decline of moral character in American culture. Yet, when it comes to choosing political leaders, many of those concerned, evangelical [...]