It is election day in the USA. If you are a U.S. citizen, please get out and vote; but before you do, please consider watching President Kennedy’s inaugural speech in light of current events.
Like many of my fellow US Citizens, I am very frustrated with the state of our "union." Never before can I remember a President and a Congress having (and deserving) such low confidence ratings.
Allow me to dip into the political realm for a moment not as a pundit, but as a strategist with an eye for personal and organizational development.
The US is unraveling from within. Political party polarization has made sport of our government. Red and Blue are more like team colors with fan bases than a thoughtful citizenry with a sacred duty and honor to vigorously debate the issues and cast our votes. The shrillness and empty talk on both sides have taken on an ugliness and unintelligible tone catering more to cheering crowds instead of elevating the electorate to be engaged in making a difference for the cause of freedom with responsibility. We've entered a season of win-lose politics where power takes precedence over purpose.
We're off-purpose. Let me tell you why.