Yes, my blog's about health, wealth and wellness, so why am I writing about our Presidential race? Our next President will have a great impact on our lives. We are in the middle of great change for next 10 years. The next President will direct our road to change, right now we are at the fork of the road, do we bear left or right. Leadership abilities of our next President will be crucial. Our next President will need the ability to uplift our society and give them inspiration to make great changes in our society. We need to bring our society into 21st century. We need to correct our inner soul and rise to the occasion. I'm independent voter, I believe you pick a candidate based upon his or her believes, leadership ability, vision of their plan, their ability to create action and to inspire people to become achievers. We need to change our economic system, health care system, our business model and to respect each as human beings. We have become a very disrespectful and negative society. It all starts with our leadership. We can disagree about beliefs or opinions but we can not show disrespect to our fellow man or women. Last week our Speaker of House, Nancy Pelosi did not show great leadership abilities. She quickly pointed her finger at the Republicans and President Bush. She has personally attack our President and step over the line. You can dislike or disagree with the performance of an individual, but you need to show respect for the person and the office. If Nancy Pelosi was in private sector she would have been fired by now. Nancy Pelosi is a perfect example of poor leadership skills. I would like to share some of my favorite quotes concern leadership.
1. "Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and least of all,pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear,tired of leaders we love and of tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are men of the heart who are so helpful that they , in effect,do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers.Strange as it sounds, great leaders gain authority by giving it away." Admiral James B. Stockdale
2. "I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in, is management by example. I want to make such there is no discrepancy between what we say and what we do. If you preach accountability and then promote somebody with bad results, it doesn't work. I personally believe the best training is management by example. Don't believe what I say. Believe what I do." Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan
3. "Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker
I hope you can used these quotes as a guide for picking the next President. As Americans its very important that we wisely choose our next President. Look at the man's actions not his words.
I will examine both candidates positions on health care , economics, and other issues. Be very careful of the definition of Change, the need for change has hurt many societies in the past.