With the US Presidential elections just 3 weeks away, there is a chance that Donald Trump could be the next leader of the free world. How can that be?
How can a man who is so utterly unqualified to be the President, a man who, as Robert De Niro has so eloquently put it “ I mean he is so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, a dog, he’s a pig ... so blatantly stupid.... he’s an embarrassment to this country. It makes me so angry this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has."
Leaders need to lead by example. Leaders need to be honest, empathetic, inspiring and have a positive attitude. Leaders need to be able to work with and communicate with all people, no matter what their background, their sex, their religion. As a business woman and leader of a small team of highly talented creatives, my role is to support and encourage and bring out the best in my team. Can't see Trump doing that, can you?
And now back at home, we have UKIP taking the term Leadership 'battle' to a whole new level. Former leadership favourite Steven Woolfe hospitalised after fighting. What kind of role model is that for the next generation?
Without wanting to end on a "world's gone mad" note, here's a quote which all leaders should remember.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Ukip’s chairman has admitted his party may still be without a leader by Christmas, as it tries to pull itself together following recent chaos. Paul Oakden claimed there is no need to "panic", despite Nigel Farage’s replacement as leader quitting after 18 days and favourite to take over Steven Woolfe being hospitalised following an "altercation" with another of the party’s politicians.