How many times have the opinions of the smack-talking, ethnic-clothes-wearing, angry politicians on screen infuriated you? How many times have you told yourself that you could do much better in politics than most of our leaders? Have you ever wondered what makes our leaders competent enough to be elected and lead? Well, the fact is that even the most unseemly and 'incompetent' politician has a set of characteristics which makes them very capable. That said, to be a good politician, you must know what it takes to make one. We are in the midst of a quickly evolving political environment, and politics needs young and talented people like you - a fact all major parties now know. So, if you're someone considering joining politics or a party worker wanting to rise through the ranks and get a ticket, this book is where you should start. What Makes a Politician provides insights into how to enter and thrive in politics, ethically and effectively. The book walks you through the basic responsibilities of a political leader and proceeds to help you prepare for the political world.