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SHOW DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Happy two-year anniversary Occupy Wall Street! Huh, what’s that you say? You’re still occupying? How’s that going for you? Honestly, we had no idea…
Well, to be fair, nobody did. And the reason is simple: nobody’s in charge. There’s no leader or central organizer or anything.
We’re firing OWS because they’re all talk, no action, no solution. They’re not living in the real world. They actually had a good message two years ago. But it’s hard to get on board with the messenger when he’s not reporting back to anyone.
Without a head, OWS is going for the lowest common denominator. The absence of a leader means that nobody is willing to step up. And when you can’t step up for your cause, you’re living in fear.
Even when you have a great idea and you make a solid point, without a leader who embodies that point and carries the message, all you going to receive is a resounding “meh.”
More importantly, the absence of a leader means you don’t have a successor. And without a successor, the organization can’t go on. This is where OWS really shot itself in the foot.
Any successful employee knows he must create a legacy. If you’re on a team, or you’re a supervisor or boss, and you’re getting promoted or moving on, you better leave your work space and job ready and powerful for the next guy.
If you leave everything in a state for mediocrity, you’re not a leader, you’re a loser. And that’s precisely what OWS is.