Monday, October 20, 2008

Transformers



Powell, once viewed as a strong contender to become the first black presidential nominee, said that while he deeply respects McCain, Obama "is a transformational figure" who is right for the times to restore America's credibility around the world(Military.com)

So what is "Transformational Leadership"?

Developed initially for political leaders by James McGregor Burns in the late 1970s, it was eagerly adopted for business leadership. It has four components: Charisma or idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration. Being charismatic is like having sex appeal. It's having a dynamic, energetic and commanding presence. We idealize such people. (Transformational Leadership in Business Management)

Note in this definition, the complete absence of the words "morality", "ethics", and "competence". Let's look at a few other leaders who fit the definition of transformational leaders:

Kim Il Sung


I shouldn't even have to label this one.


Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Change your affiliation, Colin. You're dead to me.

3 comments:

Vinnie said...

Powell supports the obomination only because the knife in the back of his political career has lots of republican fingerprints

MauserMedic said...

Such as?

Jedi Master Daryl said...

Barrack is bad.

He's more of a left-handed Red than "Mrs." Clinton.

And I can't vote for anybody that agrees with and encourages murder, from early abortions to "partial-birth" abortions. That's just plain evil.

Speaking of evil...

Have you not noticed that Johnathan's last name is "Son of Cain"?

Are we so Biblically illiterate that we've forgotten that Cain was the world's first murderer, and that he was doomed to walk the Earth and God had mercy on him and gave him a mark on his body so that nobody would murder him?

Scary.