We live in an age of quarter second news cycles. Viral videos drench the internet but evaporate as quickly as they flow. All that remains is a desert of yesterday’s internet stars: an aberrant hodgepodge of auto-tuned chinchillas, sneezing Siamese twins, and aspiring geriatric R & B stars.
So it’s little surprise that, on occasion, a bona fide leader falls through a cavernous online chasm. New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) is one such leader. His speech on the same sex marriage bill is required viewing.
A key leadership concept to keep in mind: sometimes principles dwarf everything.