Five Business Solutions To Lessons We Learned From The Presidential Election



Dear Readers:

A Few Weeks ago, I had the honor to address the Women Executives of Charlotte. We had a conversation about Presidential transition and lessons business leaders can take away from the most recent election. To give you some idea about what we discussed here are five takeaways:

  1. Job, Jobs, and Jobs
  2. Use of celebrity versus customer and employees in marketing
  3. Transparency and Authenticity
  4. Social Media vs. Traditional Advertising
  5. House of Have versus the House of Have Not.

What we ran out of time to discuss were solutions, which the group and I hope to follow up on in January. That discussion will include:

  1. As the world becomes more Nationalistic, business leaders need to think local.
  2. Take action in a new and different way. The U.S. is hungry for change. How can your business do something differently?
  3. As a business leader how do you take the lead to calm resentments?
  4. As a business leader how can you take the lead in issues that dominated the election — Manufacturing jobs, Trade, and Immigration?
  5. Respect for Institutions and Authority is at an all time low. What role does a business leader take in restoring respect?

If you’d like to have similar conversation or dialogue at your organization, business, or university contact me at  [email protected]

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Until my next post all the very best and don’t forget to order and then review A Game of Inches.

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