That's why corporate executive types rarely win elections. They are used to giving commands, not picking up on where the people are. That might have been the primary reason the Linda McMahons and Meg Whitmans run and lose. The late Steve Jobs likely would never have become governor of California.
A someone who is always in perfect touch with what the people want is Chris Christie. After Sandy, the people of New Jersey wanted federal funds to rebuild their lives. Christie brought in the president, even though that alienated many of his fellow conservatives.
No surprise, POLITICO reports, Christie will be hard to beat in the coming November election when he runs again for governor. That creates the problem of having a Democrat file to take him on. It could well be that he could be without an opponent.
Businesses in trouble should study Christie for how to develop a pattern of doing the right things the right way.