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Noonan on Obama’s Oil Leadership: “He Was Supposed to Be Competent”

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

While watching response failures to the oil crisis in the Gulf, I’m not someone who immediately sought to criticize President Barack Obama. That is until at his May 27 press conference when he essentially claimed those failures as his own:

“The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began, the federal government has been in charge of the response effort….BP is operating at our direction. Every key decision and action they take must be approved by us in advance….The federal government is also directing the effort to contain and clean up the damage from the spill….my job is to get this fixed….I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down.”

So, I share this great column by Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal: He Was Supposed to Be Competent.

Fire In The Belly: Economic Development Leadership

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Neshoba Democrat editorialized this week about Capstone partner Brian Wilson’s¬†leadership program for economic development in Noxubee County.

Nearby Noxubee County is taking a novel approach to leadership.

The county’s economic development office has partnered to present a leadership development program designed to provide Noxubee business and political leaders with the essential skills for decision making and, perhaps most importantly, taking action.

Leadership development is the prerequisite to good community and economic development.

For Noxubee County, - with one of the highest unemployment rates and a huge challenge with poverty - starting a leadership development program was one of the priorities identified by residents in a strategic planning exercise.

“It is a powerful tool for self development and to help diverse groups learn how to work together,” said William Oliver, president of the Noxubee County Board of Supervisors.

Noxubee County officials recognize that leadership training is essential.

“All of us want to live in a community where things get done,” said Brian Wilson, executive director of the Noxubee Economic and Community Development Alliance.¬† “That’s what happens with leadership training.”

Getting things done is the aim.

You can read the full editorial here: Neshoba Democrat / Fire In The Belly

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