Leadership vs Management of Assistive Agendas

With the maze of changes happening in politics, it is interesting to take a look at who is going to succeed and who is going to make it through the labyrinth. Every Borough, County, and Unitary Authority is in for a pretty rough ride. Literally dozens of things we have done for the last 4 or 5 decades are just flat outside the statutory requirements of of all these governmental entities. All good and honourable things, but all outside statutory obligation. And in some “N” number of days (we don’t know what number N is…), we just aren’t going to be able to do them any more. And what will we do? Most probably search out who we can blame and heap it on… Matters not if they are culpable, just blameable… Anticipate and fix them? Not much evidence of that so far.. So what do you get with 4 or 5 decades of gravy train? For the most part that breeds out almost every shred of leadership and breeds into existence managers of assistive agendas.

People get into politics for all sorts of reasons, all of which could safely be called agendas. Because of the varying agendas, almost all politics has become a quid-pro-quo, or in simple terms: you do this for me, I’ll do that for you…  Or, if you “support” me on this I will “support” you for that…  So most of our supposed leaders have just become brokers of the assistive relationships of all these agendas, and wouldn’t know what leadership was if it but them in the butt.

“Leadership” is a multi-billion pound industry, massively over complicated by a lot of profiteers. But political leadership is really pretty simple: figuring out what needs to be done and getting it done with an ever changing cast of characters. Figuring out how to accommodate agendas? Not hardly…  So what do you need to figure out? Pretty simple, take a look at everything we have to do, and “figure out” what to do with the rest…

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