There is common agreement amongst students of leadership that there are some highly skilled individuals who are born destined to lead. They come into this world blessed with that natural charisma, charm and self awareness that are key requirements for a good leader. However, certain individuals possess these characteristics innately, which over time could be developed so that they could become great leaders. Take Winston Churchill for example, who rose to the challenge during World War II to lead England admirably.
When I look at the utterances of Keith Rowley over the last few weeks, it leads me to strongly question his ability to truly lead. His flip-flopping and his recent comments on the UDECOTT issue is a very appropriate example. Calder Hart was a beast that was fed in your kennel Dr. Rowley, you cannot distance yourself from him now. After the fact you cannot now say you would have handled it differently. A man’s true character comes to the fore when placed in a position of difficultly and hardship. This is known as a crucible moment, that which defines the person that you develop into. Look at how the late President ANR Robinson handled his crucible moment. He instructed the army to “attack with full force!” On the contrary, when faced with his crucible moment, Rowley retreated with full force. Is this the kind of flip-flopper we want as our Prime Minister?