Skip to comments.How do you spot a future world leader?
Posted on 03/30/2011 1:54:38 PM PDT by bronxville
A US scheme to pinpoint future VIPs has spent 70 years introducing power-brokers-to-be to the American way. So how can you tell who will one day be a head of state?
They're out there, somewhere, embarking on their relentless climb to the top.
The next generation of politicians, cultural pioneers, business executives and media voices are starting their first jobs, desperate to escape obscurity, determined to make a name for themselves.
All you have to do is find them.
Predicting who will one day run our lives might not be an easy task, but a little-known scheme run by the US State Department has demonstrated an uncanny capacity to pinpoint these leaders-in-waiting.
It has received little attention during its history, but since 1940 the International Visitor Leader Program (IVLP) has proved remarkably prescient when it comes to guessing who might one day govern the planet.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
The IVLP and me -
Muddassar Ahmed, 28, chief executive of PR agency Unitas, has visited the US twice under the scheme and formed the John Adams Society for IVLP alumni
“I was recommended by the US cultural attache in London who had seen some documentaries I had made. He was interested in my community activism.
“I wouldn’t say I was hostile to the US beforehand but I did have assumptions which were challenged by seeing it for myself. I met some people I’ll keep in touch with for the rest of my life.
“It was a fascinating experience. I was particularly lucky to get to meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior adviser on Muslim engagement.
“My colleagues joke that they’ve implanted me with an American bug.
“But I think what the experience has given me is a more considered opinion of the US.”
Clinton was a Rhodes scolar. Where did Obama go?
scolar = scholar
I admit I only skimmed, but is the idea that America somehow decides who runs the world? Barf-ola.
What to look for in a potential leader
Prof Jonathan Gosling, director of the Centre of Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter
“It may be their personality, it might be their ambition, it might be their staying power, it might be what they’ve achieved already.
“Leadership is about a comfort in taking authority for themselves and for others.
“It’s about having a dependable stance that others feel they can rely on.
“But sometimes, as with Winston Churchill, it’s a case of cometh the hour, cometh the man - it’s not something you can forsee.”
Obama = cometh the hour, cometh the man?
2) smooth tongued
3) no morals or high morals
4) Lack of or sealed credentials or at least a track record of failures which lead to more promotions.
An inflammatory “church”
Community organizing in Chicago
Oh, you said leader? They usually just show up at the right time.
Last great leader we had starred in 40’s era B-movies.
To borrow the line from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "He hasn't got s--t all over him."
5) Utter disdain for the US Constitution.
that’s what i thought when I read ‘who will someday run our lives’. Are they kidding? We run our own lives. So far.
6) Council on Foreign Relations
Nonsensical piece. The State Departments brings over every single person who has already entered politics and is seen as a rising star and then takes credit for spotting them. The opening paragraph makes it sound as though they spotted these leaders before they entered politics which is not the case.
“We run our own lives. So far.”
We’re controlled every step of the way and more is coming.
Also, the Trilateral Commission educates future world leaders, and lots of them are functioning world-wide currently:
A list of its current and former attendees would indicate its effectiveness and prominence...here is a 2008 list found on the internet by search:
Interesting that bin Talal, partial owner of Fox News parent Newscorp, was Pres of the Club of Rome in the list.
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