|Martha Jane Anderson: Start off 2011 right|
Let's start our 2011 with thoughts about superior leadership. In reading the best seller book,
"One Second After," we learn what happens to a society that suddenly runs out of food,
clothing and shelter. The author William Forstchen, lets us take a second look at the great Gandhi. One of the only reasons Gandhi survived his first protest was that he was dealing with the Brits. "If Stalin had been running India, Gandhi would have been dead in a second, his name forgotten." In the book, Ashville, N.C., has been hit by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Nuke and we don't know by whom. All electronic communication is negated and the result is horrifying. The foreward is written by Newt Gingrich. The task of saving our nation from returning to the dark ages takes leadership of which we perhaps have not witnessed in our lifetime.
"The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works".
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Martha Jane Anderson retired from University of Louisiana-Monroe after 35 years of service as Assistant Dean of Students and SGA Advisor. She is married to Patrick H. Anderson Sr., has two children, and four grandchildren.