Thursday, September 17, 2015

Would a Business Person Make a Good President?

Many people (who should know better) have got the idea that the office of President of the United States of America can best be filled by someone who has been the CEO of a large company. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The objective of a Fortune 500 CEO has nothing in common with that of POTUS, as can be ascertained by a quick glance at the mission statements of a few companies:
 Chevron - At the heart of The Chevron Way is our Vision to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance.
 AFLAC - To combine aggressive strategic marketing with quality products and services at competitive prices to provide the best insurance value for consumers.
 American Standard - American Standard's mission is to "Be the best in the eyes of our customers, employees and shareholders."
 Citigroup - Our goal . . . is to be the most respected global financial services company. Like any other public company, we're obligated to deliver profits and growth to our shareholders. Of equal importance is to deliver those profits and generate growth responsibly.
 The Trump Organization - The Trump Organization does not have actual vision and mission statements, but they do strive to be the best luxury realty company. Their services go above and beyond what most realtors do. The Trump Organization offers superior quality, innovation and white glove service.
 In comparison to the above, let’s have a look at the “mission statement” of the United States, as presented in the Preamble to the Constitution:
. . . form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity . . .
Enough said?
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