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Presidents' Week in the USA

What does it take to be a president?

Credit: Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stewart,
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

The World:  You can hear a cry for real leadership in our world. Greed, so empowered by the media, runs rampant throughout our diverse cultures. Wall Street has failed us. So many within big business have failed us. Politicians, celebrities, and "big" personalities of every kind have failed us.

So who knows anything about real leadership?

We studied the works of many people but focused on a man whose research is about how people work together.  He has become one of the world's finest  scholars on the subject of leadership.  His name is Keith Grint.  

Prof. Dr. Grint explains why we are so frustrated with the leadership who dominate the headlines. He makes it clear that it is time to turn away from the selfish people and look to each other to find the heart of real leadership.

Dr. Grint says that having a vision is certainly a starting point but that the "vision thing" has been overrated. Anybody can have a dream or a picture of how they want their world or their company to look but very few are good at putting the plans in place then taking action on those plans to turn the vision into reality.

We distilled many key points from our brief  visit with him.

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Presidents set the tone, charter a course, share a vision, imbibe an ethos...

The President/CEO truly does reflect the character of the business and the nation. Here you'll necessarily find the top sales person. Here's the person who sells concepts and future developments. Presidents must invoke confidence and trust that tomorrow will come and it will be better than today.

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Meet a few presidents and a future president:


Sole Proprietors are de facto Presidents

Homepage. Monica Morgan is a president.  She paid her dues.  And today, she is recognized as one of the great photographers of the world.
» Take a calculated risk
» Give back to your community
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The next generation is being prepared.

Homepage: Someday Marcel Navarro will be a president. His Mom and Dad  escaped from Castro's Cuba.  They had nothing. They started a pharmacy and it slowly grew. Today this family business runs a chain of the most productive discount pharmacies in the USA:
» Do what you know
» Enroll the kids in the school of hard knocks
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Some presidents are also partners.

Homepage: Meet Ron Altoon and Jim Porter. They started their own business that went global virtually overnight:
» Ron says, "Prepare yourself"
» Jim says, "Learn what not to do,"
» Recognize that you need others
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Some presidents empower all people.

Homepage: Meet Sohrab Vossoughi of Persia (Iran) and now Portland, Oregon. He founded Ziba Design and is revolutionizing the world. He sells his business to his team through an employee stock ownership program.
» Hire people who will challenge you!
» Turn employees into owners
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