Over the last few days, a few things have been taken out of context, and it’s time to give the media, the candidates and the voters a wake up call, and here it is:
1. To the media and the candidates: If you claim to be fair, why do you report things out of context? Yesterday,
While he may now regret his phrasing…he is absolutely right! If you have an employee, vendor or board member who is not doing his or her job and are hurting your business or life, then they should be asked to move on and find other work or other customers. Every day I work with leaders in the business and non-profit sector who KNOW they have a bad apple on their team or a vendor who is slack, but they are soooooo afraid to fire anyone. Maybe we need someone with the guts to say “Hey…you are not doing your job for the American people. Move on!”
I am not writing this to back Mitt Romney. I am writing it, because as a leadership coach, I cannot take things out of context and then use them, and as a leader, you cannot take things out of context or take a thin slice of a full statement and then slam a person with it. So, I urge you to look at the full picture.
2. To the media, candidates and the American people: Stop calling our visionary leaders crazy, cranks and odd. That is just again not fair.
So, was he crazy? I don’t think so. This speech is very sobering indeed.
So, I encourage you today to embrace our visionary leaders and to seek the truth…not just a sliver of truth but the full truth. If you listen to the media and to the bits and pieces being slung around like wet mud enough, you will never get the full story. Do your own research, get the facts straight and become fully informed before heading to the polls in November.