Trust and confidence

Last week, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) scheduled a presidential election amidst the crises rocking it. If you followed the events, you would realise that despite all the shortcomings of Sepp Blatter (The FIFA President), he had a strong support and was reelected as President. To be honest, I was not rooting for him because in the past few years, FIFA has been rocked by scandal after scandal. I reckoned it was time for a new President to steer the FIFA ship. I rooted for Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, who contested against Blatter but my support was an emotional one not logical.

Despite all Blatter’s shortcoming, he comes off as a confident leader who concedes that FIFA is in dire need of reform and he is ready to take the bull by the horns and  turn FIFA around. Do I believe him? I don’t know but what I know is that switching leaders mid-stream has little or no benefits.

I have realised that no matter how murky a person’s leadership is, people are likely to root for someone who comes off as confident, accepts responsibility and speaks out for the minority. What do you think?

Have a lovely day people!

2 thoughts on “Trust and confidence

  1. Yeah!?
    Perhaps a “murky” PROGRESSIVE leadership is less obscure and more rewardingly tolerable than a “murky” CLUELESS leadership – Nigerian experience in reverse chronology.


    1. You are right about that. We are prone to weather the storm if there is progress and we get restless where the leadership proves to be clueless and stagnant.


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