Monday, January 11, 2016

A Bull Dog And Its Cronies

Many organizations are unfair, unprofessional and unethical in the way they conduct business. These are organizations that are so since they are typically run by a bull dog and its cronies. The "bull dog" is actually more of a bully and not just a dog. And the cronies follow suit.

The "bull dog" is used to having his way as the cronies will say "yes sir" every time it barks. The bull dog and the close-knit group of cronies move together when hunting for lunch (both in a literal and figurative sense). They also go walking together.

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This close-knit group is formed on the basis of loyalty to the "bull dog". Anyone challenging the bull dog intellectually is seen as an outsider and is promptly shown her place in the scheme of things (which is created by the bull dog and its cronies) by one of the crony appointed to act as the henchman and carry the task.

The henchman is either a cunning man with a Cheshire cat smile ( or a corporate ass  (

Those who are working in such organizations will always feel awkward and an outsider. The only way to join the close-knit group is to become a crony of the "bull dog". Unfortunately, such a crony is also a dog, at the end of the day.

The "bull dog"and its cronies create an organization structure with an unprofessional reporting structure. The sole purpose of such an unprofessional arrangement is perpetuate the superiority of the "bull dog" and its cronies over others.

Those who get trapped in such an organization must find a way to move out at the earliest, without loosing even a minute. Staying put in such an unprofessional organization is truly a very risky proposition, to say the least.

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