As we hurtle towards another election, am I alone in feeling increasingly frustrated with the political choices available to me?
Frustration doesn't cover it - a form of incredulity perhaps?
Politicians have seemed to transform into an amorphous mass, not distinctive, open or willing to listen.
The irony is, of course, that business is often pilloried by our politicians as a den of iniquity, amoral and closed to scrutiny. Whilst this may have been true in some cases (see Tesco and Banking blogs) even the most partial observer can't have failed to recognise that the House of Commons has a disproportionate number of cheats, liars and lawbreakers amongst its members.
So what's wrong?
Controlling my rant, my sense of disappointment stems from just a few areas:
A new manifesto
So let's request a new manifesto for our politicians which is based on good business practice:
Of course, we are the ones to blame - we vote them in. So, please, don't blindly vote for the party colour, vote for the individual who listens, has the courage of their conviction and will represent their community.
Chris Lorimer is an
experienced management consultant who has helped many owners, Directors and staff to achieve more.