A Lack of True Leaders

I have had a hard time trying to write about leadership.  I have wondered why I am having such a hard time writing about this and have come to the conclusion that I do not see any leaders that I respect and want to follow right now.

Watching the Republican debates just makes me ill – these men want to lead our nation—I cannot follow them.  They do not match my “why” or what I believe is a good man (or woman) to be the president of our nation.   They do not have any morals, do not care for the people of this nation, or have not said anything worth my considering them worthy of my vote.  After listening to the State of the Union address, I was somewhat inspired, but I think that President Obama is really tired of all the bickering and the battle with the Republicans.  He is now trying to do many things on “his own” with his administration.  I was really appalled that one of our representatives did not attend because he is so “Republican” and closed minded that he cannot open his mind to even begin to compromise or hear what may be important to his constituents.

So, many of our “elected officials” are not  leaders—they are placeholders with their own desires and agendas before them.  For me a good leader can see beyond their own wants and desires.  He or she is solid in their “why” and can see a future for all of us that reaches into our “ whys”.

Both Felicia‘s and Gary’s posts are so great about leadership.  I was inspired by the TED video – it helped me put in focus why I was feeling negative about the debates and candidates and other “leaders” that I have encountered.  Felicia helped me realize that I have a responsibility too—that I am a leader in my life even though I have not believed that I am.  I am a “leader” by example to all around me.  I am throwing the negative and angry thoughts towards the media, government and problems and thinking positive thoughts to a better world and country.

Marilyn

About Marilyn

I am a "retired senior" (I've been a school librarian and library tech for a government research facility) who is now pursuing a dream of a home business sewing bags of all sorts, crafting and being the creative person I have always wanted to be. I grew up in the center of Illinois and dreamed of actually living back in the state of Colorado where I was born and lived till the age of 7. That dream came true when I met my husband of 43 years while working together in Estes Park. I am interested in alternative medicine, continuing the good health I've always had, while returning to the pre-processed food era of: eating well, losing weight, and using products that do not harm the environment, me, my family and friends. I am for labeling GMO’s, using sustainable products, organics and finding solutions to everyday problems, like colds and sore muscles, using natural remedies. I have a positive attitude that has helped through a very hard year and will bring forth a life that will be full and happy. My family is wonderful and I am a happy lady, wife, mother, and grandma.

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