The truth, facts, and leadership III

eisenhower“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Rob Ford

robfordWay to young to go and like Rene Angelil leaving behind young children to be raised by a widow. My problem with Mr. Ford is not so much the policies especially his opposition to the way that city government handed out goodies to itself but his becoming mayor. The same is true with Mr. Trump. You can be a character and have the mouth in private enterprise and it’s even admired. You can still be quite the character in the legislature because you’re one among many. But in the leadership position of mayor or more critically that of President of the USA the character ends up interfering with the leadership. When the Leader is a character then that character starts to define the leadership. It may all be entertaining and give the stand-up comedians material by the quote full but it’s no longer about the leadership of the office but the character of the Leader that holds it. RIP Rob Ford 1969-2016