The Players

The Players

Lets talk about some of the players All species need to have scientific name. Lets call this one “The Articulate Incompetent”. This is a guy who seizes the spotlight. I am not being a chauvinist, but trust me this one is always is a he. It doesn’t matter the topic and doesn’t matter that he is learning about it the first time by listening to other people discuss it right there. He has a Tharoorian flair, with the entire English language at his command and is able to pick up the random dots of information and string it into a very articulate commentary on the subject that sounds so authentic that he could contradict Einstein on relativity and for a moment even Einstein would leave the meeting with a doubt! When people who have never played the game start talking about it as an authority and get mistakenly accepted, they become dangerous. They interview well and hence tend to get hired. They speak well and hence tend to be popular in the short term. They put out big plans ahead, achieve little and always have a credible excuse why something did not happen. An organisation that can’t differentiate the talkers from the doers is doomed. Is it just me or have you spotted these articulate incompetents in your company ?

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