There are some key things for aspiring leaders to pick from The Inaugural Address Of The United States President Donald Trump which was Delivered On Friday 20th January, 2017. His own words are in quotations and italicised.
"Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done. he understands that there will always be challenges, but the important thing is getting the work done."
President Donald Trump understands that challenges must be faced in the course of any project, but the important thing is getting the work done despite anything else.
"Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people."
Here President Trump shows that he knows the important thing to sustain any government is the people, that's what true democracy and leadership is all about.
"What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people."
Still talking about true democracy.
"At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public."
He gets the point that for any organization to survive, it has to continue to serve the interest of it's people, citizens or customers.
"We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans."
President Trump values oneness. A group of people that act as ONE force and one entity cannot be easily defeated.
"But that is the past. And now, we are looking only to the future."
The president knows that whatever has happened in the past doesn't matter as much as what the future holds.
"We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first."
Every leader in any organization has to learn from this. You put your organization first in anything you're doing to boost team moral and make progress.
"We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow."
The president values the self interest of his country and those of other nations. He also honors the principle of not seeking to impose one's way of life onto others.
"The bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable."
Trump gets the idea of unity! Unity and solidarity are both inevitable for the success of any group of people.
"There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God."
He encourages fearlessness.
"Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it. - Against all talk and no action. The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action."
He appreciates continual striving and action taking. Words and complaints without action is useless.
These were some of the key parts of his speech on Friday. The new president clearly embodies the principles of a bold winner. I believe you've taken away a thing or two from it. Feel free to add your thoughts and insights.
Until next time.