The Distorted Loudspeaker
Three big lessons from this episode:
1. Our usually composed president was distracted from his main message -- health care -- in the last three of his press conference by a question which should have been ignored and which totally muted his message.
2. Our president may have learned that his voice becomes a global and distorted loudspeaker and that he has to weigh his words carefully, especially, most especially, when uninformed or not carefully briefed on all the facts.
3. Admitting and then rectifying mistakes, under most conditions, is better than stonewalling. It wasn't exactly a "Mutual Redemption at the Rose Garden" moment, but it was an honest look at post-racial America and how far we have to go. It's hard to imagine any previous U.S. president pulling this off and maybe it will prove to be instructional at the micro-level at the organizations we live and work in.
Posted by: Samson151 | August 4, 2009 11:02 AM
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