It may not be MY horse, but it’s OUR horse now.

26 08 2015

“It is difficult to understand these people who democratically take part in elections and a referendum, but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.” ~Jose Saramago

But if it wasn’t for these people, we wouldn’t have “news” that spends most of its time questioning and ridiculing the government, when the elected officials try to do what it told the people who elected them what they would do if elected.  I say this regardless of political party, and understanding that we’ll still have our opinions, even if the horse we backed loses the race.  While it’s our right as Americans to have free speech, and we leverage that right quite loudly, I do believe that the office deserves the respect that our forefathers had in mind, even if you don’t like the person sitting in the office at the moment.

Amazing how that correlates to leadership.  You can be sure that I’ve been in board and conference rooms where I didn’t agree with some point being made!  I’d argue that it’s one of my jobs to poke holes in theories, and argue the flip side of whatever course we’re considering.  I win some, and I lose some, but I understand that once the meeting is over, and the decision is made, I need to leave the room preaching the virtues of whatever decision we made, regardless of whether or not I was arguing for it or against it in the meeting.  While a company is not a democracy, the collective decision of any management team, endorsed by the leader in charge of that team, should be the new will of the team, and will only succeed if not undermined by the people on the leadership team.

Speaking of incapable…


Rubes cartoons used with permission.




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