In the last week or so I read one of Seth Godin's blogs (email@example.com) and I think he hit the nail on the head when it comes to the behaviors evidenced in most of our congress. As he points out Congress is one of the least respected careers in the entire US! I wonder why? It truly is sad, so, so sad it has come to this and we have no one to blame but each one of us personally.
He points out these pitfalls to avoid in leading characterized by most in congress. I have taken liberty with his ideas and added some of my own.
- In all things, look for money first. Listen to the people with the most money, justify your actions around money. (Know of any middle class congressman?)
- Be sure to embrace the fact you understand and are knowledgeable about everything.
- Comprise over the most important issues and fight for the trivial. Whatever happens don't dare have a backbone!
- By all means focus on the short run! Don't even consider leaving a legacy for others to follow because your "long term" is defined by "before the next election".
- Blame somebody or something and don't dare take personal responsibility. You have got to learn to blame your predecessors. Follow the example of the leader of this country and leaders in congress.
- When a difficult problem arises, duck, get out town, be on vacation, do anything but deal with it.
- Ignore and grow deaf to passionate resistance. Don't even think of listening and considering what other alternatives there might be. (sbesides ee # 2 above)
- Do business as usual. Ignore the examples of previous individuals who influenced and had a greater impact because they were not afraid to walk a hard path. For our nation I think they are referred to as our FOUNDING FATHERS!
If you lead with these principles in mind don't ask for my assistance. I know you're not up to the challenge of making a difference. I'm only interested in individuals who desire to make an impact that leaves a path for others to follow outlined by character, integrity and a backbone.
A sad day in the lives of millions of America today.
Fri, January 20, 2012
by Ron Beasley filed under