Saturday, June 8, 2013

Onchsheshonqy 7/20

The great man who is humble is widely praised.
This line is opposite the previous line.

Great men (or rich men) who consider themselves ordinary people are actually a pleasure to be around.

On the other hand, this recent analysis suggests that corrupt culture flows from corrupt leaders. In some ways it is a variation of the great man theory of history that says that great men are responsible for the changes in history. This is one reason why a great man who considers himself just like every one else should be widely praised.

Steven Law notes that in investigating Enron:
What we found was a small circle of certifiably bad actors who acted without regard for the law or for anyone else. Surrounding this inner circle was a culture that gave these employees tacit permission to run roughshod over others and break the law.

While lower-level Enron employees did their jobs honorably, senior management cultivated a malignant esprit de corps that corroded the company's ethics. The C-Suite view was that no one was smarter, faster or more aggressive than these executives. Mortals couldn't possibly understand what they did. That belief created its own closed-system logic, leading to deceptive accounting schemes, self-dealing and, ultimately, a battery of criminal convictions for Enron's top brass.
This is Onchsheeshonqy's vulgar men puffing themselves up.

So the tone gets set at the top and corruption in the top rots out the heart of an organization.