All of a sudden the US, the longest enduring republic in the world, no longer has a President. Sure a suit sits at the historic desk in the Oval Office, but suits don’t Presidents make. And the best way I can express how disappointed I am at this, is that I voted for this suit twice.
What a pseudo leader. What a miserable marketer. Every nation, every company, needs a leader. He or she is the exponent that makes everything-the hard assets, the people, the ideas-greater than the sum of their parts. Right now, the US-the finest nation in the world-fails that test. Like Ford and GM and countless other companies that are essentially leaderless, it is twisting in the wind relying on committees to make decisions and we all know committees are the folks who turned the horse into a camel.
Leaders have more than power, they have humility. They have the guts to admit mistakes. They have the agility to make mid-course corrections. They have the brains and the determination to find a way out of the inevitable setbacks that befall every nation, every company. They are never imperious. They are smart, shrewd and always pragmatic.
You don’t have to be a Harvard political scientist or a Wharton management guru to know when the person on top is simply a placeholder – in fact, the oft-quoted professors haven’t a clue about anything in the real world. All you have to do is drive your Chevy to the levy and you’ll see the levy is dry.
And you can listen to the Sounds of Silence. And it will be deafening.
It’s The Day The Music Died.
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