October 21, 2009

Invisible Power

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."

Eric Hoffer
Early 20th century American writer

Business succeeds when it promotes the best people with "best" being more than just technical knowledge.

One's position in an organization does not prove his or her power.
Real power is transparent.

Too bad not everyone understands that as did Mr. Hoffer.


  1. If you feel you have to regularly order subordinates to do their job, you've hired the wrong people, failed as a manager or both.

  2. Rudeness is also a sign of ignorance. I can't think of any rude people I have known who did not ultimately prove to be incompetent.