Polling the People on Qualities of a Good Leader The 2008 presidential campaign season is under way, and an open field of candidates is vying for their parties' nominations. What qualities and traits are people looking for in our next leader? Robert Siegel traveled to Ohio to find out.
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Polling the People on Qualities of a Good Leader

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Polling the People on Qualities of a Good Leader

Polling the People on Qualities of a Good Leader

Polling the People on Qualities of a Good Leader

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The 2008 presidential campaign season is under way. An open field of candidates is vying for their parties' nominations. What sorts of qualities and traits are people looking for in the next leader of the United States?

To find out, Robert Siegel traveled to Ohio — a critical state on the electoral map — to talk with leaders and constituents in the state capital of Columbus about what they say are key attributes of a great leader.

Included in the polling are Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, Republican U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce, college football great Archie Griffin and Nationwide CEO Jerry Jurgensen.

They said the list of attributes should include courage, imagination, sincerity, credibility, honesty and integrity. And leaders should care about the people they lead, and should inspire others to do good things.