Leading for 30 Years

I’m not a knowledgeable person regarding Gary Hart. I guess in the ’80s he ran for President and lost. There was a scandal too. But this past week he wrote a terrific Op-Ed piece for the NY Times called America’s Next Chapter. The theme of the writing is how the next President, especially Barack Obama, can shape America for the next 30 years or so. I believe he is right. Certain Presidents create an era. President Ronald Reagan did that almost 30 years ago. And before him it was President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

My favorite line from Hart: Ralph Waldo Emerson noted the political oscillations between the party
of memory and the party of hope, the party of conservatism and the
party of innovation.

So is it the leader who is doing the shaping or is America changing and a capable leader accentuates it?

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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