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Taxed (et al) --

Taking a break from my primary occupation and will try to explain my strong preference for a Presidential Candidate who has executive experience, specifically, or at least especially, at the CEO level.

There is an olde saying that "Leaders are born, not made."  That saying is wrong -- at least in its intent.  It helps if they're born with certain attributes -- like decent intellect -- but from there on it's all about life.  Most of the attributes required to develop as an effective leader are acquired early in life:  healthy ego, persistence, moral values, decisiveness and others too numerous to mention.  Those attributes can be latent unless there is a demand for them.  It's like saying Tom Brady was born to be a great quarterback, but, if he had taken up tennis, he would never have spent the countless hours actually becoming the great quarterback that he is.

Executive skills are learned, developed and honed through experience.  They are usually best learned in adverse circumstances.  These are some of the skills and attributes I think are important (in no particular order):

*  Ability to communicate effectively.
*  Learning to select good people, and being willing to select people who don't always agree with you.
*  Giving those people the freedom to accomplish your goals their way.
*  Willingness to acknowledge when you are wrong.
*  Learning that accomplishing the goal is what's important -- not who gets the credit.
*  Learning to accept temporary setbacks as long as you are advancing toward the goal.
*  Know what your core values are; let others know, and never violate them.
*  It is important that people know what you stand for.  It is, perhaps, more important that they know what you will not stand for.
*  Learning to prioritize and how to choose what to do because you can't do everything.
*  Selecting between competing agendas.
*  Knowing that there is no right way to do a wrong thing.
*  Understand that a person may be appointed to high position, but never to leadership.  Leaders are effective only through the authority conferred on them by those upon whom they depend for results.
*  Learning to comparmentalize both your thoughts and your activities -- otherwise, nothing gets done.
*  Borrow from Truman a sign that says "The buck stops here."
*  Understand and accept that sometimes you will be forced to choose between two highly undesirable alternatives.

I could go on, but don't want to sound too preachy.

The American Presidency is the most demanding, most complex CEO job in the world.  I strongly prefer that its occupant have learned and honed his skills elsewhere.  It's not a place for OJT. 

I think I will leave it there for now and go back to my main job.

Take care,

Russ Walden
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War Forum / Re: Old song
« Last post by milos on Today at 11:18:16 AM »
They have the same enemy we have

Yeah. Next time, blow the terrorists up, too.

Muslim prayer hall blown up in Russia after POLICE FIND EXPLOSIVES INSIDE

By Pamela Geller on April 30, 2016

Explosives in a Muslim prayer space? Shocking. Not. Obama’s most trusted ally, the President Erdogan of Turkey said,

“The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks and the faithful our army.”

Explosives found in an illegal Muslim prayer hall near the Russian city of Samara was eliminated right inside the building. Bomb disposal team deemed it too dangerous to take the explosives out.

Inside the house, the FSB’s special forces detained 53 young men, at least one of whom was promoting the Islamic State terror group online.



http://pamelageller.com/2016/04/video-muslim-prayer-hall-blown-up-in-russia-after-police-find-explosives-inside.html
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After I heard some rather unflattering words about Michelle ... meeeeehhhh...  and then some of the other very popular Beltway crowd which floods the conservative & Liberal media... well, the beltway bunch tends toward the holier-then-thou.  Not just conservatives, but ALL of them, Liberals too, have this attitude of "Don't YOU know who I am?"  like we're pond scum.  Thank GOD they only have ONE vote, like the rest of us commoners.

Next time you're listening to ANYONE on talk radio, for any political persuasion, and the phrase, "Someone, nobody has ever heard of..." or "some dirt ball..." yeah, that's the attitude.  I suspect they're uneasy about something said., or the comment it hit the mark personally.  Contrary to the perception, most of them have a delicate, easily offended personality hiding behind a tough facade.  The on-air persona is patently false.

Been warned of the dual personalities of the media stars, on-air they're nice and accommodating, crowd pleasing, off-air they turn into bastards and bitches to those outside their circle.  Who throws the best parties, who is boring as all hell, misery loves company and who's damaged goods - makes me recoil and take ALL of them with a grain of salt.  When asked if Michelle (and a few others) were at the GOP convention in Virginia, "Haven't seen any of them, Malkin would never hang out with the plebes", was the return text.

If 99% of these media personalities dropped in on a dairy farm to help for a day, a hidden camera would be filming the funniest and most embarrassing day of their life.  They'd feel & act so stupid among us we'd wonder why they had such a big mouth and why they think their something when we know they're not. 

Looking into a milk pail, talk station on in the background, Charlie was hand milking a sensitive cow - "This is what production looks like, that stuff on the radio is just hot air."
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Speaks Volumes About the GOP'e
« Last post by Solid Right on Today at 10:13:21 AM »
If I was good at editing, . . ..

Solar --

You got it.
You can link to it there or save it elsewhere for further use.
Of course, I may borrow it for posting elsewhere

Russ
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Trump's TEA Connection
« Last post by Solar on Today at 10:09:58 AM »
Go fer it!   I'm not that interested in the Internet in general, just have to use it for work.  Too many people I know, who should know better, believe everything they read, like scammers scamming scammers.  back to work for me.  Keep wasting their time, we'll run the country.  lol
:lol: :lol: :lol:   :thumbsup:
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Trump's TEA Connection
« Last post by Hoofer on Today at 09:50:22 AM »
The reason I do it, is it completely deflates Trumpanzees when searching for positive news about Trump.
No TEA/Conservatives group backs the NY Lib, the right despises the guy beyond belief and his disapproval proves this fact, so when some Trumpanzee is challenged to find a TEA group backing Trump, CPF is one of the first on google search for the topic.

You have any idea how excited they get to see just what they were looking for?
And there it is on CPF "Trump's TEA Connection"
Only to discover the truth, that TEA would rather see Trump tarred and feathered and run out of the country on a leaky boat to China.

It's the same frustration we as Conservatives face every time we search, only to find the left in a concerted effort against us.
Case in point, I knew the paperwork was out there, that Trump was being sued, but google buried it way back on page 4.
Intentionally or not, they were not forthcoming in providing an exact word search.

So yeah, I do the same to the leftists.... :biggrin:

Go fer it!   I'm not that interested in the Internet in general, just have to use it for work.  Too many people I know, who should know better, believe everything they read, like scammers scamming scammers.  back to work for me.  Keep wasting their time, we'll run the country.  lol
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Speaks Volumes About the GOP'e
« Last post by Solar on Today at 09:24:22 AM »
If I was good at editing, the first frame would say "We must fight Conservatism". The 2nd frame would be "We must defeat TEA".

But the third would be, "We must Defeat Ted Or We're Dead".
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Speaks Volumes About the GOP'e
« Last post by Dubinsky on Today at 09:15:01 AM »
That sums up the GOPe.

Another summation would be: Spineless.
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Speaks Volumes About the GOP'e
« Last post by tac on Today at 09:09:21 AM »
That sums up the GOPe.
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Political Discussion and Debate / Re: Speaks Volumes About the GOP'e
« Last post by Bronx on Today at 09:08:11 AM »
There is some truth to every joke and man is that the truth.
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