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President Obama’s State of the Union Address was Visionary

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Last night President Barack Obama presented his 2013 State of the Union Address to the U.S. Congress which this author had the opportunity to view on television.  Overall it was a very uplifting speech which I enjoyed watching, but more importantly, it demonstrated vision and leadership. The speech itself prescribed clear goals for the U.S. economy and addressed the various policy components related to insuring continued momentum in world class manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.  In this author’s view, the address provided a lesson in executive leadership in the midst of dysfunctional behavior and outright nastiness. There is no question that the President is an extraordinary communicator who can provide simple yet powerful messages that resonate for many. I especially enjoyed his articulation of a mission for U.S. economic direction: “A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the North Star that guides our efforts. Every day, […]