When You Are The Leader It’s Always on You

Sam Silverstein Blog

The President of the United States has traditionally been a leader, a leader of our government and a leader of the free world. It is a different time and place now. Several events have happened recently that illustrate that the president has become a title and a position and that he is not a leader.

I study, research and write about accountability, building accountable organizations and becoming accountable leaders. We can all learn about what a leader is and what a leader is not from the actions of the president.

He and his party wanted to change the healthcare system. Thirteen men met behind closed doors, in secrecy. There were only men at the table, no women. They did not include people who represented the entire populous, they only included Republicans. In effect, less than half of the country was represented at the table.

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Make Change A Part Of Your Culture

Sam Silverstein Blog

When you understand the 4 elements of control and learn what to focus on, change becomes a positive element of your culture. Learn how to create an organizational culture that values and masters change.

Truth is Under Attack

Sam Silverstein Blog

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.

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