From The American President:
People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they’ll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand. ~Lewis Rothschild
Lewis, we’ve had presidents who were beloved, who couldn’t find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don’t drink the sand because they’re thirsty. They drink the sand because they don’t know the difference. ~President Andrew Shepherd
From where I stand, this also applies to the Career & Job Search Counseling, HR, and Recruiting spaces.
Folks, we can do much better – for everyone’s sake.
Raise the bar (no, not the way Amazon does it ;)