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Accountability and lying never go together. Accountability and truth go together. Lack of truth, fake news and alternative facts are flooding us. This barrage has eroded accountability in our society. What makes this really serious is that this barrage of lying is coming from leadership.
The entire concept of truth is being thrown out of the window as if it is not necessary. It has gotten to the point that leadership isn’t just lying about some things; they are lying about everything. When it gets to the point where they will tell you what you see with your very own eyes isn’t what really is happening then we are long past having a problem.
This act of lying is so common that it being made into something that is normal, and people are becoming numb to it. What begins to ensue is chaos and destruction. What gets destroyed are the values we shared as a nation, the way government has successfully operated and the trust that all people have in our elected leaders. The ability to achieve improvements are based on trust.
At a dinner that President Trump had with then FBI Director James Comey it is reported that President Trump demanded loyalty from the Director. Leadership doesn’t work that way.
Loyalty always starts with the leader. The leader must first give loyalty to the people they lead. Only when the leader freely and thoroughly gives loyalty to the people they lead does the leader deserve and receive loyalty in return.
This is the problem with leadership today. Leadership is never about the leader. Leadership is always about the people who are being lead. This means that the idea of “self-leadership” is really a total falsehood. You can’t lead if you don’t have people to lead. And, if you have people to lead, people you are responsible for, then it is always about them.