December 18, 2013

A background in communicating...

Poor Peggy has a piece about how she's starting "to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management." I told her that was coming back in 2009, but did she listen?

Incompetence - Peggy Noonan's Blog - WSJ:

...People who run big businesses learn these facts of executive leadership early on. So do leaders of small businesses and great nonprofit organizations, and local political leaders in charge of local agencies whose success or failure can be charted.

Most of the Obama people just don't have a background in executing. They have a background in communicating, not doing. That's where their talent is--it's where their boss's talent is--and it's a good talent, but not one that will in itself force a government to work well....

They took a 46-year old who had never accomplished anything, never run anything in his life, and put him in charge of the whole shebang. And then people are surprised when he turns out to be more of a talker than a doer?

And "A background in communicating" can be useful... as long as you are communicating Truth.

Posted by John Weidner at December 18, 2013 7:33 AM
Weblog by John Weidner