Monday, May 26, 2014

P.M. On Need For ‘Decisive’ Leaders


Anonymous said...

Bla, bla, bla. What the hell is the good in being decisive if there is such a very long history of getting it wrong? Roach-a-smell, Black Bay, Grind-bug, NCA, the budget .... Talk they say is cheap. Boy do we have to hear of whole of tosh before we die!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Prime Minister will love to see a crisis develop in Saint Lucia. This will create a perfect environment or excuse to take his "decisive" leadership or action to achieve his goal which is total control!

Anonymous said...

Kenny has had numerous opportunities to exhibit that decisive leadership he purports to claim and he has opted for political expediency every time. This man knew long before he became Prime Minister the state of the economy and the state of the treasury when he got into office yet he and his party opted for business as usual. The very same cronyism that has seen square pegs in round holes that results in wastage of tax payers money because these political operatives do not have the talent and expertise to perform in their jobs and they do not deliver value for money. The very same ill advised programs of STEP, NICE, WAVE, and SMILE a good vote catching ploy but does more damage to our precariuos financial problems. He uses public servants to give a false impression of moral courage by standing up to their outrageous demands. Hopefully the CSA does not give him another opportunity to fool the people of Saint Lucia. Where are the true cost cutting measures that will make a dent on the deficit? That is weaning all the hangers on from the public trough. How about the politicians putting some skin in the game and cutting their salaries by at least 10% and reduce their perks? Cutting the staff at the foreign posts that do not deliver any value for the costs the cost country incurs for their joy rides? How about dealing with the US government to address the situation that bars our law enforcement offices from the much needed training, and assistance, and the restrictions to travelling to the USA? What to show us decisive leadership ans moral courage these are a few of the things you should do.

Anonymous said...

Lets face the music and stop finding fault the crisis is real and it is not just st lucia, Its all over the world, Have you all read about grenada, St kitts st Vincent, Antigua and other islands what about Bahamas island and the delaying to implement the vat system. Right now St lucia is bleeding and everyone needs to come to the table and find ways to sacrifice, this calls for good leadership. and I think the prime minister is approaching this the right way Please put aside Negativism and com with a positive mindset as to the plight of our beloved fair helen

Anonymous said...

@5:21 AM, stop acting like an @$#&!. The issue is what is happening to Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians, and not other people. We have to find the genius if you will, within ourselves to take us out of the morass of stupidity created by our utterly stupid politicians from all the existing party lines.

Dependence on outsiders historically, never did develop any country. Leadership is, what leadership does. Here is a neat summary below.

1. The individuals who are the leaders in an organization, regarded collectively.
2. The activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this.

Leadership involves:
1. Establishing a clear vision,
2. Sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly -- emphasis on the word 'willingly',
3. Providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision -- reread, and
4. Coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders.

A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and enhanced through coaching or mentoring.

Someone with great leadership skills today is Bill Gates who, despite early failures, with continued passion and innovation has driven Microsoft and the software industry to success.

5. The act of inspiring subordinants to perform and engage in achieving a goal -- note the word 'inspire'.


Anonymous said...

Talk is cheap.

Anonymous said...

Do some of us ever pause and look at the person in the mirror, just at least sometimes?