Although, you know, those guys are supposed to be extraordinary leaders ... guys that have abiding empathy and deep understanding to match vision and purpose for the greater good of the organization ...
The truly great ones, of course, can transcend their own egos to embody and embolden the best of the organization.
But, doesn't always work that way ...
Sometimes they just need to change things to create what is comfortable to them. And, arguably to match their particular script for that vision and purpose.
At least in my mind ... it is a fine line that a great leader treads between exceeding and serving the greater good of the organization.
And, change without foundation is just disrespectful to all those that built up the organization and it's achievements. Frankly, the stuff, the achievements ... that both predate and or happen despite any current leader's "vision" of what he/she wants to form fit to those same achievements.
Inexplicable change came to TDI yesterday.
Think we all know ... leaders also change ... often times as quickly as the changes they themselves try to implement. Then ... there will be new leaders ... and then,... more after that.
You know ... DMG would be a fool not to know that none of us are immune to the whims or desires of leadership. And change.
But, the organization goes on ... on the backs of the inglorious ... the people ... who have invested themselves (and more often than not, long outlive the leadership). Through all manner of change.
Well ... so that is what's rambling around in DMG's brain this morning as I ponder over a warm cup of coffee.
Here's to those Inglorious Basterds (2) that live on (AP best among 'em), despite the inglorious excess of leadership (1). Basterds. *
*Editors note: Definition of INGLORIOUS. 1: shameful, ignominious