Oh, So Bush is the Commander in Chief? I Did Not Realize That! Thanks for Telling Me…AGAIN!

In a past life I was a highly regarded business professional and my advice was sought on the most complex managerial issues, especially those related to employee relations. One of the main points I tried to explain to people is that there is a difference between management and leadership. You can teach someone to be a manager but leadership is a quality; it can not be taught. You can teach leadership skills to a leader but you can not make a leader out of someone who is not, especially if his/her primary interest in leadership is to have power and be the boss. It’s like comedy; being funny is a quality not a skill. If you don’t have comedic qualities you can learn all the jokes in the world and you still won’t be funny.

An important point I would make when priming new first time managers is this: the first time you have to tell your staff that you are the boss, you’ve lost. I told them that when that happened it was best to pack up and go home. Nothing exhibits incompetence and weakness more than someone who has to tell you that he or she is your boss. You can smell leadership. You can sense it without a sentence being uttered. Having to say it only serves to prove that it is not obvious. What does that say to you?

Did you ever dance with someone who could not dance? Were you ever in a situation where you witness that person telling everyone around them how wonderful he or she dances? Well count the number of times over the past seven nightmare years that George W. Bush has had to tell us that he is the Commander in Chief or the President. Sorry George…but I’ve already seen you dance.. You can stop telling me now. Think about it!

4 Responses to “Oh, So Bush is the Commander in Chief? I Did Not Realize That! Thanks for Telling Me…AGAIN!”

  1. Truth Seeker on March 4, 1972 on January 7, 2003 on August 21, 2004, or no, sorry, actually says:

    What’s worse than this toilet-dwelling, sub-human fake President whining over and over that he is “Commander in Chief” is how that title is used to justify all manner of things that have no applicability–like illegal, warrantless wiretaps.

  2. worldman says:

    Informative, entertaining, and with a punch line at the end. Kudos, Jesse.
    Don’t ya know…, his mama can’t dance, cuz his daddy don’t know rock ‘n roll.
    But the kid is a real decider of sumptin’.
    From a manager in training, about 8 years…, some of the kids actually call me ‘boss.’

  3. fido says:

    hey hey hey just checking

  4. trustno1 says:

    This is just not right. You guys show very little respect for the Commander, the Egg Head, the Decider, the Koo-Koo-Kachoo…

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