Have you ever met someone at your workplace whose ego is so big that it crowds out the space in their brain that should be earmarked for the greater good? Someone whose addiction with oneself is so intense that the concept of TEAM is as distant as the east is from the west?
About a month ago, I extended a conversation that I have had in business circles to my recently graduated youngest daughter. I introduced her to the idea that buying a home may not be a great idea. As are most of the conversations we have, I was rooted in pragmatism and she was extremely emotional. The result of which ended in me apologizing for trying to help, and her contacting a girlfriend to discuss her dastardly dad.
Unapologetic liars! That’s right. Merchants, those folks we buy goods and services from, got caught smack dab in the middle of a lie last week. Rather than show some contrition or empathy for consumers, these purveyors of profits showed their ample greedy side with no remorse for you and me whatsoever. Disingenuous is much too kind a word.
Added to my daily list of things to do is to read The Wall Street Journal. Being a credit union President/CEO, I tend to focus on those articles dealing with the economy, banking and such articles that allow me to better point our ship in the right direction. While SLCCU is strong, stable and growing, currently, our ship is anchored at the dock as it relates to “full steam ahead on major strategic initiatives.” Without the strong navigation found in fiscal and monetary policy, we tend to stay put rather than embark onto the choppy seas. Apparently, so does everybody else.