Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’



To Execute Ideas Successfully, Leaders Must Believe

When it comes to executing well, employees and team members must believe the leader is 100% behind the mission. That principle is in the news today in a big way after the release of Robert Gates’ new memoir of his time as Secretary of Defense. One of his claims is the President was never really behind the mission in Afghanistan, and how much that hurt the morale of our men and women on the front lines. It continues with the President’s recent “reforms” of the NSA’s surveillance program. You may like the program or you may not. But Read the full article »

Unthinking, Casual Remarks Can Haunt You Forever

Reading the transcript of Chuck Hagel’s testimony before the Senate in his bid to be the new Secretary of Defense, is a powerful reminder that what you say can come back to haunt you. Especially if you’re a pastor or nonprofit leader, you’re being recorded more than you realize.  All leaders should be reminded to make a rule to be more thoughtful before you blurt out opinions or snarky comments, because as you’ll see below, it’s not comfortable when somebody calls you on it: Read the full article »

Should the Government Take Over the Internet too?

It seems there’s really no end to the industries Washington wants to run.  Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that:  “A federal appeals court ruled last month that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to regulate the Internet. No worries, mate. This week the Obama Administration chose to “reclassify” the Internet so it can regulate the Web anyway. This crowd is nothing if not
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