Business Lessons From Elected Officials 2011

Even if you don't talk about politics on your site, there are always business lessons to be learned from elected officials. This is especially true around election times. Whether using a humorous or indignant tone, you can subtly incorporate business lessons from your favorite (or not so favorite) elected official into your blogging schedule. Here a few lessons you can write about.

  • If you don't know how to compromise, you won't get very far.
  • Double check and pay attention to the facts/details.
  • Is this mic on? Oops! Some things should be kept to yourself even if you don't think others can hear.
  • If you don't really know about a subject or the answer to a question, don't try to wing it.
  • Your credibility is only as good as your references. Inaccurately using popular phrases sends the younger crowd screaming into the night.
  • You have to know how to follow before you can lead.
  • You can't please everyone but everyone is pleased by someone who is fair.
  • Don't make decisions based on your likes and dislikes but what is best for everyone involved.
  • Successful? You didn't get there alone.
  • Don't read your own publicity. You may begin to believe it.
  • Just because you are well known, it doesn't mean you are no longer one of the “little” people. If you don't keep reminding yourself of that, others will do it for you and it won't be pretty.
  • Don't try and sneak anything by your customers or they will sneak by you and go to the competition.

For more ideas check out:

YouTube Political Bloopers

Editorial Cartoons By Political Slant

Visit your favorite news publication.