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Dec 2, 2005, 10:02 AM
 


I think it might have been Margaret Thatcher that said that consensus was the lack of leadership, or something similar.

Anyone have a team/committee horror story to share?
     
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Dec 2, 2005, 10:07 AM
 
"A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain."

L. Long

No committee ever "led" anything; anything a committee does is because of its leader-or lack of a leader as in your above notion.

That's not to say there's no use for a committee! A good leader can use a committee to come up with different ideas and new thoughts-ideas and thoughts that the leader did not have by himself or herself. It's also a useful forum for finding out what impact a decision might have; if it doesn't tick off anyone, is there a point in doing it?

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Dec 2, 2005, 10:13 AM
 
As I understand it, there's a saying at West Point: "One bad general will beat three good generals."
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Dec 2, 2005, 10:16 AM
 
...and a man with one watch always knows what time it is, while a man with three watches is never sure. The general thing is because without leadership, you can't make a decision-ANY decision.

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Dec 2, 2005, 12:16 PM
 
"I am NOT a committee!"


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As one of my first bosses used to say: "This is a creative department, not a ****ing democracy."
     
   
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