Stop Disruptive Distractions —DeWese
Think you could make sales calls with this hanging over your head and troubling your customers?
Remember President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? He was just trying to run the country when that scandal erupted. Or, how 'bout New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and the revelation of his Call Girl Cabinet? This little detour resulted in the Governor's resignation, and now I'm not sure what he's doing.
Could you write up job specs with this kind of news swirling around you?
From New York, drive through the Lincoln Tunnel into New Jersey, where Governor Jim McGreevy resigned after revealing that he was gay and had an affair with a male staffer. This also led to his divorce. He is now teaching and planning to become an Episcopal priest.
Could your customers ignore this kind of distraction? Wow!
The distractions run on. Remember Kobe Bryant and his tryst with a hotel employee? Or, former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich, who survived scandals and may overcome those distractions by running for President in 2012.
Nevada Senator John Ensign admitted to an extramarital affair in June of 2009. An angry husband is demanding money to compensate his grief. And what about Senator Larry Craig and the airport bathroom incident?
And, just when I think all this stuff is dying down, Tiger Woods hits a tree driving his Escalade out of his driveway. The car accident ultimately leads to his admission that he was guilty of "transgressions." The result: Tiger cancelled playing in his own golf tournament, several women came forth to reveal affaire feminine (Marvelle, that is fancy French talk for dating women while you are married), cancelling all tournament appearances for the next two months and Oprah Winfrey reaching out to presumably give him counseling. What happened to Doctor Phil? Isn't counseling supposed to be his job?