If you remember we started the year with a mention of assholes.
At a time of increased transparency, emphasis on teamwork, assholes are more rampant than ever, which gets one wondering....
A couple of asshole species we have bumped into lately.
1- Have no clue what I'm doing:
This individual knows all the acronyms, possesses surface knowledge gleaned from a myriad of seminars, and has an aggressive tongue to protect the vacuum behind the facade.
This individual has all the glib answers and no understanding. Since they have all the answers their capacity to learn and understand is minuscule at best.
Accompanied by posturing that its all under control, while they are inexorably sinking in their own (you know what).
2- Save my ass:
This form of asshole..ism is pervasive, and empowered by technology.
It goes like this " I don't have enough intestinal fortitude to step up to the issue..." "Lets see how events develop, and who I can nudge under the bus to save my sorry ass"
If businesses needs to be nimble, flexible, creative, and fast to thrive in the current business world, assholes have the same traits to protect and save their asses.
Agreed...its an unrelenting circle that is in perpetual motion.