Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Lack Of Leadership!

What's lacking in the White House is leadership. While leadership has many definitions, and it's difficult to arrive at an airtight explanation of it, a lack of it glares at us like a new born dawn. Everyone knows when leadership is present, and sadly, when it's not. Perhaps the most outstanding offense perpetrated by this administration is when a leader moves, so does the country, and that movement is slow if not absent. A leader creates a culture that produces results, they raise the bar on themselves and will allow no excuse. A leader is first in line to accept responsibility, and last in line to accept recognition. This last sentence alone defines why our President has failed. His dithering, lack of accepting responsibility, and need to receive credit defines his inexperience as a leader.

"If you don't take full responsibility for where you are, you'll never believe you have the full power to get yourself where you want to go."- Chris Brady

"The problem with incompetence is it fails to recognize itself."- Orrin Woodward

Authors Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward have defined the infection currently running rampant in the White House in their new book "LIFE." It's appropriately diagnosed as Improvement Deficiency Syndrome, or IDS. Some of the most prominent symptoms are...

The continual placement of self at the center of the universe.

Making excuses for to cover for one's lack of achievement.

The ability to see any self-serving action as justifiable and righteous.

Sudden anger and/or jealousy, taking offense based on the behavior of other people.

Inborn selfishness that exhibits itself with repeated flare ups.

I'm thinking there is a fatal case of this present in the oval office. That intellectual our country place in a position of leadership has fallen right under Chris Brady's insight.

"Intellectuals are those people who make complicated explanations against common sense."-Chris Brady

And of course Orrin isn't to be left out of the fray, he has a quote that sums up our current President's dithering.

"The worst decision is indecision."-Orrin Woodward

Orrin also has some advice to correct this problem.

"Learn from the past, live in the present, lead into the future"-Orrin Woodward

How much further down the road to solving our problems would we be if the President's advisors would just point him in this direction. Quit blaming the past and move on to the future. We are all aware of how we got here, and pointing fingers doesn't accomplish anything. accept the present and "lead into the future."

It's not hard to see why America is disappointed in it's leadership, and it's not just in the White House. This infection is running rampant in Washington,and I believe we need to quarantine it, and sterilize it, and I'm not alone. although I'm not a big fan of polls, they do answer the question; "How am I doing?" The simple answer is.....


God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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