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An Urgent Lesson In Leadership

Although I’m not necessarily on the Romney train and I have made no final decisions on who “my candidate” for president is, most candidates spent time this week looking terrified as Wall Street is taking a hit.  Mitt Romney, however, stands out as he speaks confidently with the only sound advice of all the candidates:

“I can tell you from my own personal experience that every time I’ve seen things really get scary, and the markets really collapse, that I put aside that fear for a moment and say “aha! Is this a buying opportunity?” Because, my experience has always been that what goes down comes back up.”

Now, that is what is called a lesson in leadership! Quit scaring the people and be realistic with them- what goes down must come back up. Looking at things from a positive spectrum or “the other end of the telescope” as Jeff Brown would put it, is a great way to lead. Enough with the fear factor guys, take a page from Romney.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Steve Dalton

    January 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Mitt Romney was (and is) a great business leader. But, may have some problems on other fronts.

    While in Michigan he did a good job pointing the issues back to economic, but perhaps overpromised to send mounds of cash to Michigan for their “one state recession.”

    I’d like to see Romney speaking to security issues before I am willing to allow him a chance in the White House.

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