1. encourage the faithful on August 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Carly makes a very poignant point. She says that she made enemies because she led by challenging the status quo. She had to make the difficult calls to do her job, to lead Hewlett Packard out of a recession. What I find particularly compelling is that she talked about how many so-called leaders will not challenge the status quo because they want to protect themselves from what ultimately happened to her. They will not be true to their calling; they will be politically correct at the risk of not doing their job so that they will not be punished or vilified. Even if her explanation is not completely representative of her being fired from HP, the concept is spot on. Many of the people who are elected/appointed to represent and lead us in government are failures because they put their need for power/prestige/money before the good of the people they represent. In other words they will not become martyrs for the good of mankind. Isn’t that the crux of what we are all called to be?

    • quinersdiner on August 10, 2015 at 10:10 am

      I totally agree. Regarding Carly’s tenure at HP, I think her performance there is subject to debate. Her detractors call her a “failed” CEO. I suspect that is simplistic, as you have pointed out. I talked at length about Carly and all the Republican candidates over the weekend at a large family gathering. The conservatives in the family like her for being direct and clear. The one rap, according to a family member who works with a well-known Fortune 500 company, is that when she took charge at HP, she immediately went to work on upgrading the corporate jets, an indulgent thing to do in his eyes. Whatever! Thanks for writing.