Managers, all dream to manage, to create strategies and set guidelines to their employees.
Unfortunately, often it happens that decisions fall unilaterally and inflexibly from the very top, specially if we talk corporate wise.
The management job then , reduces from the job of the leader ,of the strategy creator ,of the decision maker to the profession of a dispatcher, conductor.
The leader then, is just playing the role of guide , who tours his team following the already written and decided paths.
Here from the big corporatist meeting for discussing strategies , I depict a reality in contradiction with the famous titles.
I’ve seen people who like to talk in front of large teams , jerking off their manager skills in front of the crowd, spitting out with fake spontaneity their memorized speech and enjoying when members of their audience are providing a good hand in support of this public jerk-off , in their desperate desire to make themselves visible in the crowd , worthy of getting picked for a better position in the hierarchy.
The so called open discussions are in fact regulatory meetings of unilateral decision passing , brain washing of any contradictory arguments , “proactively” bending any shadow of alternative ideas , cutting off from the roots any suspicion of rejection or insubordination, gently of course, using the diplomatic red axe of “who’s not with us, is against us” .
Such companies are building-up the primacy of the smaller dick.
In translation , promoting upper and upper those who manifest the highest subordination attitude , who give up fastest to their ideas in favor of embracing the much better , much more majestic ideas coming from the top , who validate and even push further to paroxysm, the dedication and the alignment with what’s already decided and the ideas that have been already thought .
The management chain is selectively built out of a choir of “yes” voices, a stable of silent digesting cows, turning the hard stuff into shit , to paint the faces of the unpriviledged ones with it.
Here and then , you may see smart folks , just posing in quiet and obedient shepards , secretly using true intelligent means in just achieving the written KPIs and doing as much as possible the right things through underground and shortcut methods. True blood gamblers ,risking their positions and playing hide from the eyes of those who hunt the noncompliance, those incapable of raising themselves to the level of their own bullshit, living on pointing fingers. This kind of player I do respect , even in corporatist environment . Playing the role of Neo in a matrix of ever flatting rules.
You would think that such companies , promoting leadership based on such criteria should be meant to fail, but they don’t, and the reason why , is right this high degree of subordination , compliance and surface organization and reorganization.
The environment grows ever controlled and all runs by a plan , achieving or not the targets , crawling through mediocrity sometimes , but never escaping to the chaos of insubordination and rogue decisions at any intermediate levels.
The only true management values freely convertible in Gold or Silver (Visa or Mastercard) are the ability of deleting any trace of ego from yourself and your subordinates , trimming down personalities to fully comply the corporate profile and quick removal of the resilient subjects that cannot be assimilated , converted and that are constituting infectious source of free thinking and disobedience.
This brain log cannot have any conclusion , as it is from the very beginning the conclusion of the management…in the way that my brain can decode the images on the retina and the vibrations on my eardrum…
The abject and obtrusive language does not imply my adversity whatsoever , but I’m painting my walls in strong tones .