Getting the Right Answers

“We don’t always see eye to eye so I’ll listen to his guidance but if I don’t agree, I’ll get an answer from someone else.”

Harrison Wendland

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I watched some of the interview that President Trump had with the President of Barstool Sports.

One thing that Donald Trump said struck me a little differently. It’s something that I have seen in practice in many different areas.

In regards to his relationship with Dr. Anthony Fauci, he goes, “We don’t always see eye to eye so I’ll listen to his guidance but if I don’t agree, I’ll get an answer from someone else.”

VERIFY

I think that’s the most important thing that anyone can do, but especially a leader.

VERIFY THE BELIEF

This was also on the mind when I recently watched the movie Vice. that was all about Dick Cheney and how he became VP to George W. Bush. Particularly interesting to me was his incredible desire for power. It was unmatched.

One thing that he did quite effectively (moral or not) was relentlessly pursue his own agenda. He continued to find counsel that would verify what he believed to be true.

Cheney focused on his own agenda more than the good of the group and that was highlighted extensively in the movie also. He knew that if he were to give a contract to the oil company he was previously part of, their stock would skyrocket. Was that in the best interest of the country? The best interest of the company? I can’t say — I don’t have full information. But, I can say that giving the contract to that oil company was undoubtedly in his own best interest.

The movie, Vice, showed that there were others who sought to counsel Cheney (and Bush) away from declaring war on Iraq but Cheney wouldn’t hear it. He continued to seek out people who would verify the view that he held.

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Harrison Wendland

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