The 100 Year View

| November 5, 2008 | Reply

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Last night, I felt pride in America that I haven't felt in a long time. A our new President-Elect spoke to the crowd in Chicago, I didn't hear the standard political rhetoric of the past. Instead, I heard about the future.

Every few minutes, I caught myself amazed that Obama was thinking so far in the future. This presidency isn't about 2010. It's about 2050.

Renewable energy, creating peace, sacrifice, moving forward, healing, ending racism, creating a better place for ourselves, creating a better place for our children.

This President understands that a true leader's job is to see what others can't, listen to diverging views, make the best decisions possible, and lead based on principles instead of popularity.

After the speech, I looked inside myself and was honest about my own leadership. I realize how much further I have to learn about leadership and focusing on the belief of tomorrow. I see how I should lead from a longer point of view, develop the vision, help the team understand the 'why' behind the 'what', sacrifice, develop leaders, and empower my team and our customers to greatness.

"This election was never about me. It was about you."

These are words that I feel can help our business grow, touch lives, and reach our potential. 

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Category: Leadership