posted on Apr, 13 2020 @ 01:58 PM
This is how much I care when the Republican or Democrats jump on me for this post..
I am neither a Democrat or Republican so this isn't some party argument for me. I literally watched Trump, Pence , Pelosi, take your pick essentially
demonstrate all of these same shortcomings throughout the events of this pandemic. To me, on a personal level though, leadership failures start with
the person in the highest position and for America currently that is the President.
Based off publicly available evidence Trump lacks multiple successful leadership qualities. For those that are fans of him as President I am not
saying he is a good or bad president but rather that he is not a good leader. To me it's similar to the difference of how a manager and leader are
different, they have responsibility overlap but they are not truly the same.
LEADERSHIP QUALITIES LACKING
Multiple examples of each of the following shortcomings can easily be found and viewed from Trump and the other leaders of this country over the
course of this scenario.
1. Personal ownership of failures.
2. Deflecting all praise to your team while accepting all responsibility of your teams failure regardless of your actual involvement.
3. Clear, concise, well spoken communications
4. Being honest with your team
5. Clear, well defined targets
6. Developing leaders throughout all levels your subordinates
7. The success of the mission matters more than personal ego.
Depending on which source you go to for leadership qualities this list could literally be endless when discussing the failures of leadership we have
For me , I am firm believer in the principal of Extreme Ownership which is a strategy developed by two retired SEALs. While I am cognizant that truly
elite life and death combat leadership skills are not necessarily the same as leadership qualities needed in other facets of life the core principals
of those skills are applicable from the smallest business to the largest corporation and everything in between.
Again, this isn't a post where I am trying to say Trump is a bad President or where Pelosi is a bad Speaker of the House as I have no point of
reference by which to make such a claim.
I do however have the point of reference by which to say that those leaders we have had during this event have failed at their responsibility to