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Monday, 10 January 2011 07:23

After Arizona Shooting, Leadership is Vital

Written by  Bill Hensley
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It is important that the thoughts and reflections of each of us be directed to the families of those who were wounded, and to the families of those who lost their lives in the senseless Arizona shooting. We hope for a a speedy and full recovery for everyone involved.

As with all significant issues, sound leadership is now required to chart the path for the future.

I applaud Representative Giffords for her willingness to engage the people of her district on a direct, and personal level. Based on press reports, it appears that she truly wanted to give her constituents an opportunity to share their thoughts with her---on a regular basis.  As a society, we need direct access to our elected officials. We can't let this tradition fall by the wayside because of an isolated criminal act. I can't speak for Representative Giffords, but I suggest that she, of all people, would not want representatives and senators to stop interacting with their constituents the way she has done for years.  

For students of leadership, there will be much to observe in the coming months.  


Last modified on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 19:18

Bill Hensley

Bill is the co-founder of Pilot Leadership, an organization that addresses all aspects of both personal and business leadership. He flew supersonic jets in the military and  commercial airliners in the civilian world. After leaving the cockpit, he bacame an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the author of The Pilot--Learning Leadership, and Success Simplified (with Dr. Stephen Covey).

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  • Comment Link Ron Clemens Monday, 10 January 2011 18:32 posted by Ron Clemens

    As always, well stated Bill. What this country needs dearly at this time is rational leadership by example in all fields of endeavor.

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