Leaders’ Debate

I’ve just been commenting on the voice and body language of our political leaders at an event for the First Pre-election Debate. Are you as amazed as I am at some of the presuppositions implied by the media in this period?

Good presentation in debate = a leader who will make good decisions (really?!)

Debating skill implies a leader who will make good things happen (how can we tell?!)

Scoring points in debate means a leader who will unite our people (there’s an interesting one!)

Of course we can learn much by observing and listening to people, but we also check our presuppositions as we go! No coach would let a client get away with such clumsy thinking!