Takes more than anger to lead and have a following
From the outset, it was apparent to me that President Obama has some things missing in his management approach. Beside the lack of executive experience, and independent from his excellent rhetorical skills, he is aloof. What do I mean by that?
Working for very smart people most of my life, I have seen this characteristic before. A person is so self confident and self reliant and has such vision that they believe they can see ahead farther than their followers; they know more too. So, while their followers are fretting, the self assured moves forward with great competence.
The trouble is, many people are left behind because they can’t keep pace. They fall out of synchronization with the leader. While the leader perceives that everything is on track, albeit with compromise that is expected, the following perceives something else because they are unprepared for deviation and compromise.
Everyone is seeking outcomes and results that in the case of President Obama are not materializing as expected. The gap is getting wider and the gulf deeper.
I anticipated that this would happen in my book, Smart Data because Dr. Rodger and I could see it coming.
“Angry Democrats rebel against Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans
President Barack Obama says a deal he has struck with congressional Republicans on renewing Bush era tax cuts keeps his 2008 promise to protect the American middle class from an increase in tax rates.
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, December 8, 2010; 12:28 A
President Obama on Tuesday faced an uprising among angry Democrats who strongly opposed his deal with Republicans on tax cuts, opening a public rift that could prevent the White House from ending the year with a fresh dose of stimulus for the economy.””