Editorial: Proper Presidents Provide Progress
A president by definition can be the head of a society, the head of a company or the head of a college.
The word “president” derives from the latin word praesidēre, which means “to preside—to govern”.
As the chief officer of an organization, a president is entrusted control, direction and administration of policies—they establish control and order.
It’s main objective is to serve and protect its members. To be their voice and look out for their needs.
When people elect a president, or when one is elected for them, they have high expectations, as a president should personify leadership qualities.
They should be welcoming, attentive and understanding.
A president should be willing and able to fight for its people, to stand up for their rights and protect them from injustices. They get to elect a group of people to help them carry out these responsibilities, because after all, a president can’t do everything.
But lately it seems as if presidents and cabinets are failing their people—the very ones they promised to serve.
They have made decisions without consulting their constituents, without taking into consideration the effects these decisions have in their communities.
It seems as if they’ve muted the voices of the oppressed and turned a blind eye to their needs, but the people are shouting louder than ever—they refuse to be silent, and demand to be seen.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was considered one of the best three U.S. Presidents. Many say that it is because he was so good at communicating with the public.
Presidents and leaders, hear your people: communicate with them, develop a fellowship. Create a community. When that is done, everyone is better off.
An establishment prospers when it is built from the ground up, when the foundation and framework are tended to before the aesthetic—the flowers and plants on the outside mean nothing when the edifice is crumbling.