Portraits of Unquintessential Leadership: Steve Bannon

Posted: November 20, 2016 in Profiles in Unquintessential Leadership
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The Quintessential LeaderThe Quintessential Leader stays away from discussing politics intentionally. That is because politics of any kind – governmental, social, religious, etc. – and quintessential leadership are incompatible. They do not and cannot coexist. Where you see politics, you see unquintessential leadership.

However, this blog does look at people who are involved in politics because quintessential or unquintessential leadership is demonstrated in who people are, what they think, say, and do.

Each of us – you and me – is on one path or the other. Either we are on the path of quintessential leadership or we are on the path of unquintessential leadership. There are no alternate paths and there are no in-between paths.

There are only these two paths and our lives – everything about them – indicate which path we’re on. That is why I always urge each of us to continually look diligently and deeply into the mirrors of our own lives to see which path we’re on and to get back on the right path if we find that we’ve allowed ourselves to get on the wrong path.

If you’re reading this, then you woke up this morning, and you have the opportunity to change paths. It’s that simple. You never know when that opportunity will be gone, so now is the time to take action. Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one, just as a minute from now is not guaranteed either.

This post will briefly profile an unquintessential leader whose words reveal who he is, what he is, and what he believes.

Steve Bannon, the “alt-right” executive chairman of Breitbart News, is now the chief strategist for President-Elect Donald Trump. 

Steve Bannon Breitbart unquintessential leaderIn an interview he gave to Michael Wolff on Friday, Bannon revealed the depths of his unquintessential leadership (that he is an unquintessential leader because of his record is no surprise, but this quote shows just how entrenched his unquintessential leadership is):

“‘Darkness is good,’ says Bannon, who amid the suits surrounding him at Trump Tower, looks like a graduate student in his T-shirt, open button-down and tatty blue blazer — albeit a 62-year-old graduate student. “‘Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.'”

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