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November 14, 2013

Nov. 14, 2013: Letters to the editor

President has failed to properly lead

If this president has something to apologize to the people of this country for, why can’t he apologize directly to the public the way a sincere leader would? A 10 or 15 minute network-wide radio/television broadcast, instead of a closed-door television interview with one person while using his Chicago-style “community organizer” rhetoric, would be more direct and sincere.

I for one did not get an apology from the end-run! He has been a laissez-faire president, who failed to keep abreast of presidential responsibility and act as a leader. He can’t be sincere because he knows his plan is unfolding as planned.

It’s been said the road to hell is paved with good intentions — well, he always reminds us of how good his are.

We know also a president of the United States must delegate extensively and does so numerous times during the term. However, it is noticeable this president has violated a number of basics of delegation that lead to successful results.

Some that appeared to me to not have been violated, or ignored totally on purpose, are: pin-point and clarify the dimensions of the project/tasks, select a most capable person to lead, outline/delineate weak areas in the project/task, check progress at key development points, evaluate achievement and appropriate rewards.

Violations by the president that appear in three key areas, which stand out during recent hearings are: problem solving — potential problem-solving analysis appears to have been missing, or if executed the results ignored, totally or partially; over-delegation leading to loss of control generating the famous “why didn’t someone tell me this?”. Follow-up/control requires extensive testing and examination of results with parallel comparison to PPA.

This country is now in a position to get knocked to its knees. I pray that we stay down there long enough to say a prayer or two for recovery. You can decide.

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