Sunday, April 13, 2008

Arrogant and Ignorant Leaders

I was watching a PBS show about today’s leaders and the host (Dean from a University Business Department) was asking for examples of what it means to be a good leader.

The guest (not fair to single out one leader when there are so many that fall into this category as it pertains to this post) did not provide many concrete examples but when he did the sentences all started with “I” and it always included when he was President here, and Vice Chairman there and then moved to be a CEO and that you must remain focused and not be swayed by evil doers and make sure you have a good chief financial officer to keep you out of trouble.

The host smiled and stroked this leader the whole interview. qualityg would have asked “What made you such an arrogant and ignorant ass-hole.”

Maybe this one too…

Is it your arrogance that makes you ignorant or is it your ignorance that makes you so arrogant??

Let me define the terms for you…

Arrogant is defined as: A feeling or an impression of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or presumptuous claims.

Ignorant is defined as: Lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified.

Clearly many would argue that I’m not in tune with what it takes to be a great leader and that I would not ask that question if given the opportunity. Those who know me would say, yes he would, and smile at the same time just like the Dean.

Others would say that having these qualities separates the great leaders from the weak ones. Leaders must be confident. qualityg would respond and say… well I will let you fill in the blank!

Not once did I hear him mention the employees that served under him that made him great in his own mind. I mean business in America is doing very well in many sectors, much better than what the great leader’s are paying their lowest-paid workers, by a large amount from top to bottom.

I know there are many great leaders with excellent qualities and attributes. I just wish scholars and TV hosts would do some homework and give these type of leaders some quality air time.

Want some more examples of incompetent leaders go to my posts at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Know what you are talking about,
this is a nit picking society,

arrogance is someone who has low
self worth haha dummies

Ignorant, the word is naive
and we all are people.

some people get insulted, that is
ego speaking.

If I don't know I ask??? That is
a smart action. Or I get educated
about what I need to know.
There is always something that comes up that makes us realize
we did not know after all.

Pass it on....