Thursday, January 09, 2014

Christie kinda sorta takes responsibility

A couple of  thoughts on Chris Christie's apology today.  First, I always think it's a cop-out when an executive says "hey, man, I didn't know what was goin' on."  It's not like you're writing a book or digging a ditch or something: your job is to govern and control the staff that helps advance your agenda.  You didn't know this was going on?  That doesn't evince control.

Let's assume you didn't know, big guy.  I get the feeling there was a little bit of "will no one rid me of this turbulent priest" going in in Trenton.  Christie throws a lot of sharp elbows - his staff followed his lead.

Finally, because leaders of large organizations cannot do everything, it's critical to use judgement to pick the best people.  These were not and it doesn't show executive-level acumen.

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