Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In business and politics today many bosses and leaders are faceless and eminently forgettable
The best defence these faceless leaders can produce lies in the realm of public relations
Not their management or political skills
Through the use of public relations they are helping to defuse public anger at corporate and political excesses
But even here the case is weak because it is clear that not much has changed
Few people pay any attention to these identikit people who keep popping up to hum their corporate and political tunes about 'doing the right thing'
In politics so many leaders are more functionary than leader
Few have ideas other than cliches and platitudes
Spouting whatever they are told will win them a few points in the game of public opinion
What else do we have?
A muted corporate and political media controlled by large organisations devoted to taking the corporate and state dollar
Muting anything that might jeopardize this stream of money and finance
Add them together and it is small wonder we have the mess we have today
Stupid politically correct lies
Not a bold man in sight
Our times need some ideas
Some ideas about what to do and where to go
Not from this lot
Not a prayer
And yet it is times like these when at least there is the chance of something breaking loose
In more secure times the juggernaut rolls on
Flattening all those that get in it's way
Not for much longer
Too many variables in play
The unexpected will arise
Always does in times of crisis
And yes these times are of crisis
Bland will not suffice
But before bold can lead the log jam of vested interests must be broken
How will this occur?
Not sure yet
We can all feel the cool murmurs of breeze
No storm yet
Lies being found out more and more
Still being spun away
Not for much longer
Boldness will out one day
And in your own life are you bold?
Or do you hum the party line?
"And at the end of all my days I thought I had something more to say"