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four horsemen of the American apocalypse

"We live in the world of Perverse Cosmic Myopia, an inability to focus attention on the most perilous matter at hand." - David Brooks

"George W. Bush's myopic vision of how to defeat the terrorists has led us down the solitary path to quagmire in Iraq." - Avalon Hill

myopia is defined as:


not clearsighted

nearsightedness; shortsightedness

eyesight abnormality resulting in faulty refractive ability

lack of discernment or long range perspective in thinking

"We've seen highly ethical, altruistic executives transformed into vicious louts who behave very badly. They focus on the end to the exclusion of the means and become coercive and demanding, destroying morale and motivation. The really hard cases cut corners, lie, even cheat, all in the name of outstanding results." - Scott Spreier


The executive branch, which vacillates between being run primarily by executives recruited from corporate America or academics recruited from corporate acadamia, fails to perceive reality clearly.

This is mostly due to the partioning function of the bicameral human mind.

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, executives and academics that have excelled in their field of expertise must have certain personality traits to succeed. One of these traits is the ability to focus on a problem in an attempt to solve the problem.

If 'the problem' has been carefully analyzed, if all the variables are known and if there are sufficient resources with which to address 'the problem' then it is highly likely that 'the problem' can be solved with action.

On the other hand if 'the problem' has not been carefully analyzed, if all the variables are not known, if the information is erroneous or if the resources are insufficient then it is likely that 'the problem' cannot be solved within existing parameters and there is a very real possibility that action taken to solve 'the problem' will only create greater problems - especially if the "players" are dependent on "gaming the system."

The corporate failures of Enron, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Tyco, Adelphia, Long-Term Capital Management, Kmart, Schwinn, Motorola, Rubbermaid, Quaker Oats, Iridium, Conseco, Johnson & Johnson, Sunbeam, HealthSouth, General Motors, Countrywide Financial, IndyMac Bancorp, Washington Mutual, Wachovia, Citigroup, American International Group, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae either bears witness to the truthfulness of the preceding statement or suggests a global Ponzi scheme beyond belief.

Corporate failures stem from breakdowns in how executives perceive reality, how the individuals within an organization face up to reality and how information and control systems in organizations are managed.

To perceive reality correctly requires structured self-reflection.

To perceive reality correctly requires the ability to overcome egocentrism.

To perceive reality correctly requires one to feel empathetic toward every individual that one's actions affect.

A failure to perceive reality clearly results in organizational leaders adopting faulty thought proccess' .

Every single organizational system is subject to break down in the real conditions under which organization operates.

Corporate mistakes have at their core a fundamental breakdown of managerial reasoning and strategic thinking.



achievement

the achievement drive

A new study by Hay Group, June 19, 2006, shows a dramatic rise in the achievement drive of business executives.

The desire to achieve is a major source of strength in business - the innate drive to continually improve performance or meet or exceed a standard of excellence - has risen sharply among executives over the past decade. This period of innovation and rapid business growth has coincided with a period also marked by scandal and loss of confidence in executive decision making, the dark side of this trend.

By relentlessly focusing on tasks and goals, an executive or manager can ultimately damage corporate performance. Overachievers tend to command and coerce, stifling subordinates which if unchecked can prove harmful not only to their own careers, but also to the organizations they lead.

Overachievement often results in ineffective, sometime unethical leadership of the organizational overachiever who is driven to continually improve results—no matter how they are accomplished.

Psychologist David McClelland identified three drivers of behavior: achievement, meeting a standard of excellence; affiliation, maintaining close relationships; and power, having an impact on others.

The power motive comes in two forms: personalized, in which the leader draws strength from controlling people, and socialized, where the leader derives strength from empowering people.

Studies show that great charismatic leaders are highly motivated by socialized power. The leaders who created high-performing and energizing climates got more lasting results by using a broad range of styles, choosing different ones for different circumstances. Rather than order people around, they provided vision, sought buy-in and commitment, and coached.
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