Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oh dear!…

Australia's car industry has a bright future according to Dave Oliver, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union national secretary. Oh goody! And the Federal government is its Friend. Well it had better be if it doesn't want the union movement to come down on it like a ton of bricks. This is a classic example of the Trapped Leaders Syndrome. No matter that brute reality is going to grind their dreams to rubble, based as they are on a living arrangement that has no future. The leadership has no choice but to preserve the illusions of those who put them where they are. In the case of Dave Oliver that is his union's membership. In the case of the Federal government it is the unions. Anyone who doesn't play the game will simply be replaced by someone else who will. And so the quality of leadership will gradually and inevitably go down until they become completely irrelevant.

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