Communication Trumps Qualifications

Tom Leu, MS | 07 May 2017 | Communications | 0 Comments    | 39 Total Post Views

For years now I’ve been touting that “communication skills” is THE premier skill set to have. It’s more important than any other technical skills that anyone may possess. It’s more important than letters after your name. It’s more important than a fat file stuffed with certifications, accolades, and endorsements. Communication skills are the crème de la crème, and the king of all assets to obtain and deftly demonstrate as a functioning human being.

Don’t believe me? Just look around…

At a very basic level, but hardly basic in its execution, Donald Trump used strategic, persuasive, and clever communication skills to become the 45th President of the United States. Donald Trump is not qualified to be the President of the United States in my opinion. Now that’s just an opinion of course, and approximately half of you reading this at the time disagree with me right now. And that’s OK. Sure, he’s been successful in business, but that doesn’t qualify him to run a government, or to be the figure-head of the free world. He doesn’t possess the temperament, nor the appropriate kind of selfless communication skills to lead the nation diplomatically, and keep us all safe. Time will tell if this viewpoint proves valid… I sincerely hope I’m wrong about this, and will gladly say so when/if that day comes…

But it doesn’t matter if he’s qualified or not. He is the President now, and as an American citizen, I will choose to support that reality; though I don’t have to like it. He’s the President not because he’s qualified, but because he’s executed both masterful as well as mindless communication skills at the necessary times to influence mass behavior. And this serves as a metaphor for everything in life. It proves everything I’ve ever said about communication and its affects on, well, on fucking everything…

You see, communication trumps qualifications every time. Always has; always will…

Stay tuned-in…

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