Russia concluded its voting as to Constitutional changes to modernize the country. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the alterations. In fact, 77.92% of voters agreed to make the changes. This is very impressive in that it displays ‘Democracy’ in action.
While we applaud the voters for exercising their franchises, we also have to extend our congratulation to President Putin. He achieved victory by gaining additional trust of his fellowmen and women.
For us, as International Businessmen, who have both met and dealt with leaders [both business and political] of many countries, we have only met a handful. at most who were ‘Strong Leaders’; such is Mr. Putin. We would like to cite his comments after his victory: ‘“We still have a lot of unresolved problems, this is true, people often face injustice, callousness, indifference. Many still live hard lives, while we, the country’s leadership, often think that we are doing our best,…. “But no, life shows a different picture, life shows that we often underperform, while we must act quicker, more exactly, in a more organized manner and more efficiently,”….’
Strong Leaders understand operational weaknesses and correct them. Now that President Putin, has added to his collective ‘Good Will’ by the citizens of Russia, future progress is highly likely.
Reality: A Strong Leader knows: “Leaders can fool their citizens; leaders can fool each other; however, leaders cannot fool the ‘Power’ from above.”