There are so many days I feel like Alice, except older, fatter and balder. I seem to have stepped through a looking glass and fallen down a rabbit hole, where all the rules you think should be -- are now juxtaposed into some weird new arrangement.
I used to be in awe of Generals I worked for. They were smarter then the rest, they understood more, and could provide the sage guidance needed by the young airman they led. They seem to have changed right before my eyes. Now they don’t seem markedly smarter than the rest, they don’t look to see a bigger picture, and they don’t provide sage guidance.
We have set our path such that tomorrows leaders will not learn from experience, will never be able to admit a mistake, or learn the importance of thinking through options before jumping to the first solution that comes to mind.
When asked what the number one priority is, the answer shouldn’t be “I have lots of number one priorities!”
"Men," he began his address to the officers, measuring his pauses carefully. "You're American officers. The officers of no other army in the world can make that statement. Think about it." ~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22