December 4, 2003
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How much brains does a leader need?

At least one.

Alias Irrelevante

As much as the average person.

Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

This is tricky. There are many different kinds of brains. *smile* Well, think about it, there's booksmart brains, there's physics brains, there's life-experience brains... here ~ a coal miner might not be able to spell, but if he can lead me out of a collapsing mine because he knows the route like the back of his hand, I'm right on his tail!

Fisch, 47
Preston, CT USA

Dumb leaders are pretty scary.

Laura, 38
Lowell, MA USA

Leader need lots big good brains.

Karen, 24
Ames, IA USA

I've read that most leaders have I.Q's of about 120. They can communicate with both their followers and their advisors. If brains are missing, charm is essential.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

A leader should at least be smart enough to know what they don't know and confident enough to delegate it to trusted colleagues. Complete lack of rationalism in a leader, is something that should send chills down anyone's spine.

Felicia, 37
Lowell, MA USA

The most effective leaders probably have more brains than most of the people they are leading, but not so many more that they cannot comprehend the problems their subordinates encounter.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

Enough to evaluate his advisers' advice properly.

Cathie, 53
Novi, MI USA

As long as he is smart enough to surround himself with smart advisors. I think in this day and age, one can not be an expert on everything.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

uh alot. hello if you have a stupid leader then i hope you would wonder who is pulling the strings. thats a little scary. i need a person with the ability to think things through in all aspects before making a decision on behalf of their followers.

ingrid, 22
Stockton, CA USA

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