The test of a good leader is staying in the fight despite the popularity or lack thereof of the issue. Long Thompson reflects that this message is the result of a combination of a good work ethic, a solid supportive group of family and friends, and commonalty of purpose. She opines that voters elect representatives to use good judgment and fully research issues before committing to a particular course of action.
"Introducing Ethics Legislation: The Courage to Lead After 200 Years of Silence (Interview with Jill Long Thompson),"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol3/iss1/2