“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” — Chinese Proverb
i am enamoured with the Obama camp’s brilliant approach to communications. They are DOIN’ IT RIGHT! It gets me excited to see how advanced they are — the GOVERNMENT LEADING THE CHARGE? When does that happen? Yesterday they announced a new initative “Your Seat at the Table” focused on creating transparency.
If more institutions took this approach, we’d see a shift in the face of leadership.
As a young woman in corporate America, it’s frustrating to watch the extent of the old boy’s club. The silos, the closed doors, the mediocrity and/or corruption of senior executives and corporate Boards of Directors who are supposed to provide governance and oversight, but who are so rich, out-of-touch, and complacent that they let huge pernicious trends go unchecked. The result, as we are experiencing right now, is crisis.
Let some other people in the room. People who have a view from the ground. Who have nothing to lose or protect so they’ll speak the truth.