Sunday, November 21, 2010

LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE - Something we see in the British Prime Minister David Cameron but sadly, not in our own President

LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE - To wit, Leading by example is not restricted to those in managerial roles. Employees can show leadership by example to their colleagues. And companies can show leadership by example with innovative products despite having no managerial authority over their markets… Pure leadership means showing the way for others, either by example or by explicitly promoting a new direction.

We all intuitively know that leading by example is the most powerful form of leadership, but ironically it’s often the most overlooked. As Mahatma Gandhi once said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Leading by example is something that we can all do, no matter our role, no matter our position. We can all make the choice and take responsibility to be the change we want to see. We can all take initiative, we can all make the decision to “show the way for others”.

LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE....something that is sorely needed and absent in our President. He recently declared Washington, DC as " too partisan " but spent the last 18 months being advised by Rahm Emmanuel, " MR. PARTISAN " again, we have a President who lives by the rule of " DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.." - True to form for the "empty suit in residence" at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Now, let's look across the pond to our British Allies. The newly elected leader of the UK, Mr. David Cameron

From the website of the
British Conservative Party

"David Cameron became Prime Minister in May 2010 after a General Election in which the Conservative Party won almost 100 additional seats. He leads a Conservative / Liberal Democrat Coalition Government inspired by the values of freedom, fairness and responsibility.

This was the first time in over a half a century that two British parties had come together to put forward a programme for partnership government - to provide Britain with a strong and progressive government, and to put aside party differences to work for the common good and national interest.

David Cameron's philosophy has always been making sure people are in control and that politicians are their servants, not their masters. His belief in social responsibility, not state control, as the best way to solve problems is already evident in the decisions he has made since the General Election."

The difference between our President and Mr. Cameron is wholly apparent. Mr. Cameron has the good sense to know that cancelling a lavish Holiday at a time his own people are under difficult economic conditions demonstrates true leadership....He understands the perception that this could cause and he makes the right choice."

Our President ??? Nope, parties on, allows the wife to party in Europe this summer as he has NO CLUE as to how bad things are for those effected by the recession...He feels that sacrifices are for those who aren't privileged enough to be like him...a member of the elite inside group.

The President and his wife could have spent their summer vacations on the Gulf Coast, in California where things are tough...Nope, they had to send FLOTUS to Europe and vacation on Martha's Vineyard.....clueless and foolish....a terrible example.of what a LEADER should do when things are tough.

I value the Brits as they are our truest Allies. The President has treated them with disdain...

I salute Mr. Cameron and The British People...Good Show...I was glad to stand tall with our British Allies while I was in Afghanistan and always. Brilliant....They are just bloody brilliant.

David Cameron cancels Thailand holiday

Nov. 21, 2010

David Cameron has decided to cancel his family holiday to Thailand because of concerns about how the public would react, according to reports.

Human rights groups warned Mr Cameron his holiday would be seen as tacit backing of the Thai government's policies, while some commentators suggested he had chosen the country because he was friendly with its old-Etonian prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

The human rights issue entered Mr Cameron's thinking as he reached the conclusion he had to cancel the trip, but was not the decisive factor.

Instead, he was said to have been worried about the impact it would have on his image and was unsure how the electorate would view the lavish holiday at a time when his government was making widespread spending cuts.

.Mr Cameron would have paid for the trip himself, but his advisers warned him he risked looking out of touch with the public and unsympathetic to the plight of people struggling to cope with the effects of the country's economic problems.

The prime minister is known to be keen to distance himself from the Conservative Party's long-standing reputation for being uncaring, but recently faced criticism when he hired an official photographer using public money.

He eventually backtracked and moved the snapper to the Tory payroll, following complaints it looked bad at a time when so many public sector workers were concerned about their jobs

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