Leadership When All Hell is Breaking Loose

If you’ve been watching the stock markets the past week, you know what it looks like when hell is breaking loose.

You also know what poor leadership looks like.

As the old saying goes:

If you want something done, delegate it.
If you want it done right, do it yourself.
If you don’t want it done at all, send it to a committee.

Since the year began, there have been zero job creation bills come out of the US Congress.  At the same time, the US credit rating was downgraded after 100+ years at AAA (the highest level), the FAA shut down, and the country almost defaulted on it’s debt.

Yet, there is no vision out of this mess. Uncertainty is everywhere you look. Fear is growing.

We don’t have an economy problem, we have a leadership problem.

Where’s the leadership?

It’s in committee…

This is a teachable point of view for any organization.  When things get tough, one person has to:

1) Come up with a vision

2) Get everyone behind it.

If those two things don’t happen, there is no leadership.

If you’re the designated leader at this point in history, I hope you’re up with me right now at 2am figuring out what your team is going to do.

Hell is breaking loose.

It’s time to lead tonight,


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