Promises aren’t enough, candidates need intellectual virtue
Intellectual virtue encompasses mental alertness, mental ability, mental virtue, raw intelligence and more. Our elected leaders need to have these character traits so that we might have a successful government and move our cities, states and country forward. But look around during the campaign season. Do you see a lot of intellectual virtue? Philosophy and business professor Al Gini discusses the 10 most important intellectual virtues a candidate needs to be a successful leader. Plus, we talk about which past and present leaders exemplified these important virtues.