“Yes, we can” was the presidential rallying call eight years ago. Last week it was “Knock the crap out of ‘em, would you?”
Leadership day and night. Many fear a dark one.
Shortly before Marco Rubio stepped out of the race he commented on Donald Trump’s style in a surprisingly human way. “The job of a leader is not to stoke that anger,” referencing the pent-up frustration shown at Trump’s rallies.
“Leadership is about acknowledging people’s anger, but as a leader, trying to address why it is they’re angry instead of manipulating their anger so they become your voter, your donor, your supporter.”
What does this mean for leadership?
It’s easier to be negative about a situation and enroll others.
It’s a true leadership moment to stand against the tide and seek a positive outcome.
Yes, you can.
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