CrosstimbersOkie wrote:> I absolutely agree with that statement.
Well, that makes you a rare Xer. Perhaps some other Xers might
answer the same question.
CrosstimbersOkie wrote:> John, it's obvious that you never spent any time in the
> military. The leader sets the tone of the organization and directs
> the culture--or fails to do so.
And may I assume that it's perhaps just as obvious that you never
spent any time in the private sector -- which is mostly what we're
talking about here. Unlike the military, the private sector has all
kinds of dotted line relationships and responsibilities that diffuse
decision making. As I recall, "matrix management" began in the 1960s
and 1970s, and it's not something that's ever practiced in the
military, as far as I know.
CrosstimbersOkie wrote:> And I also agree that, since the root cause of the problem is the
> incompetence of the leadership, BOOMERS NEED TO GROW UP! There was
> a time when Boomers tore apart a system because they didn't agree
> with how those in charge took care of business. Now Boomers are in
> charge and the fault for what's wrong lies with those who aren't
> in charge. Sounds like some want to play it both ways. Sounds like
> a con game.
I agree with this, and I've said so many times. The Boomers grew up
complaining about everything in the 1960s, and never actually made
any decisions, leaving it to the Silents to tell them what to do.
After the Silents retired, the Boomers still were incapable of doing
anything but complain, and they left it to the Xers to tell them what
to do. The Xers told them to go along with committing fraud and
extortion, so they did. The Boomers are guilty for going along with
the crimes, but it's the Xers that actually committed the crimes.
I'll point once again to the really dramatic difference between the
Boomer culture and the Gen-X culture. There were thousands of
criminal referrals in the 1980s savings and loan crisis, when Boomers
were the regulators, but there have been ZERO criminal referrals in
the current crisis, which is much bigger. This is a huge difference
in culture, and you can see it in the MF Global situation where
Corzine is going to plead ignorance, and his Gen-X subordinates are
not going to be investigated. It's grossly disgusting, and it's how
the Gen-X culture works, and makes sure that NOBODY goes to jail,
Boomers OR Gen-Xers.