Fourth Age Communiqué - Leadership for the rest of us

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Things we can all learn from George W. Bush

George W. Bush is the 43rd president of the United States. In his time, Dubya went from being one of the most approved-of presidents (late 2001-early 2002) to one of the least approved-of (2003 invasion of Iraq).

While most of us will never be the leader of the free world, there are things we can all take away from his legacy, regardless of our political affiliation.

  • Even the best intended plans can be derailed. Make the best of it.
  • Staying the course is an invaluable leadership trait.
  • Admitting your misjudgments engenders respect, too.
  • Your father did things differently than you for a reason. Learn from him.
  • Keep advisors close by whom you can trust.
  • If you believe in something, take a stand, even when those around you disagree.
  • If you make a decision, stick to it.
  • Hold yourself accountable for your decisions and your actions.
  • Life will go on without you. Make your legacy count.
  • History is the best judge of current events.



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