A message about PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP for all of us

I saw this story on the BBC News

It is about having the courage to stand up and be a leader. It’s about focusing on doing the right thing. Even in politics, leaders are important. ——-

The bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina’s state capitol as a reflection of racial hate looked to be lost until a Republican lawmaker gave a passionate call to action. She, an ancestor of the Confederate government had the courage to take a firm stand at a critical junction in the debate.

In the four-minute interjection by Ms Horne, a 42-year-old lawyer, she sought to cut through arguments about heritage made by opponents of the bill. “I’m sorry. I have heard enough about heritage. I have a heritage. I am a life-long South Carolinian. I am a descendant of Jefferson Davis, OK?” she said. “But that does not matter. It’s not about Jenny Horne. It’s about the people of South Carolina who have demanded that this symbol of hate come off the statehouse grounds.” —-

There is a lesson here for those of us in the logistics and rail industry. We need courageous leaders to cut to the essential requirements if railways are to seize market share. And sometimes our examples come from a unrelated case like this one in South Carolina as an example of courage.  . Cheers!

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-

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