Joaquin Guzman Loera, World’s Most Powerful Drug Dealer

Hmm… so, what do we have here for a respite? El Chapo, the drug dealer? In a Leadership blog site?

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera

Well, the personality may be negative… but still, we are talking about leadership. Remember, Adolf Hitler? Okay, many of you may not want to hear about him but then, he’s part of history. And you can’t run from your past, but you could grow if you know how to deal with it.

Now then, Hitler may have a bad reputation as a political and military dictator, but his name is still about leadership, about pursuing a vision (yes, a bad one though), about “how to run an organization.”

No, we are not here to talk about him but of course, El Chapo. Joaquin Guzman. The Mexican drug dealer who heads the Sinaloa Cartel. He is actually wanted for drug trafficking, murder, and money laundering since 2001.

Where’s the leadership there? Oh, how about, can he be where he is if not for leadership?

The Sinaloa Cartel which used to be known as La Alianza de Sangre or “Blood Alliance” was led by Hector Salazar alias “El Guero” but when he was arrested on June 1995 by the Mexican Army, Joaquin Guzman took over the leadership of the cartel being his partner.

As a drug dealer, you got to have not only your own people but a lot of outside connections too. Private, and yes, possibly key government links as well.  This is something the United States cannot just rule out especially if they want to capture the world’s most powerful drug lord.

Since he is operating in the “underworld”, leadership is even more critical. Everything has to be pin point. Coordination of plans. Actions. Human relationships. Marketing. Moving of resources – whether people, drugs, armaments, bases, food and especially money or bank transfers. Everything.

See. While we believe, that because of technology (may it be satellites or social media), the world has become smaller – El Chapo has proven that there’s so much room in this world to dance. And all that because of… Leadership.

What’s your take?