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Business People As Presidents – Don’t Worry Carly, Everything Will Be Alright

August 19, 2015

Professional 3 3836Political commentators are taking shots at Carly Fiorina’s business record – suggesting perhaps it’s not all that great.  That may not bode badly for her though, historically speaking.  According to a blog from The Hill none of the successful businessmen who’ve been elected president have done well in office.  One, however, considered a “business failure,” was rated a successful president – Harry Truman.

Back in 2012, in relation to Romney’s presidential bid, The Hill ran a piece on the success record of businessmen in the White House.  With two business professionals doing well in the early running of the current Republican campaign – Fiorina and Trump – you may find The Hill blog enlightening.   As a leadership communication coach,  I’ve always felt the two arenas were very different and that a business person would be unlikely to fare well in the national political environment.  It’s one thing to be visionary, driven, commanding and successful – but another to persuade two parties of Congress to agree with you if they don’t have to.  It’s not like you can say, “You’re fired!”

Click to find The Hill blog…

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