Being number one is not as easy as it looks

Real and lasting leadership at the highest level, especially in the scrutinized world of politics, is rare and what it takes to be “number one” is a mystery to most. In politics, leadership is mostly about the long game but the focus of many, including almost all members of the media, is about the here-and-now: the newest published poll, the trending tweet and the useless chatter, writes Evan Sotiropoulos.

Former Alberta premier and federal Conservative Cabinet Minister Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservatives lost the provincial election on May 5. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Evan Sotiropoulos

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 11, 2015 4:56 PM

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