The best leaders are those who know how to sparse out information so it is really utilized effectively. They are NOT like Arnold Schwarzenegger needing to defend, explain and justify who they are and why they do what they do to the point of nausea.
Now, I am not taking sides politically yet, I do want to push a point on what I think was a smart move on the part of Barack Obama last week when he appeared on The View with Michele.
There were a lot of rumblings about how he dismissed the leaders at The United Nations in favor of the less intense venue with the ladies on daytime television.
Was this Obama’s need to shine like a celebrity? Or was this perhaps a much more calculated strategic decision to speak out and then be quiet?
Obama made a powerful statement as President of the United States at the U.N. and then he gave breathing room for the thoughts and words to be absorbed.
He was criticized for going to the more superficial program rather than continue with the rhetoric of weapons and lines in the sand.
Leadership is a disciplined art form and many of our present leaders have lost the skill to say just enough and then give the time needed for it to go deeper.
Obama does not move in the “see all, tell all” world that is so prevalent today and that is one of his most important leadership skills.
Also posted on www.examiner.com.