We often find ourselves like canoeing down a river: rather following the stream, with but little drifts left or right.
The increasingly complex environment of today’s business life, together with the economical growth of the last years, has set the grounds for an unprecedented demand of middle managers in advanced countries. These have to be either recruited outside the corporation, with uncertain results and risk, grown inside (but it takes time), or in many cases picked up from the staff as being hopefully the least bad choice.
After first impressions you may not easily tell apart someone who is self confident from someoneelse who is just enamoured of herself.
The underlying mechanism of offer and demand certainly brings to society ever better value for less cost. We tap at the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and engineers to reach ever more efficient ways to produce utility, convenience, and comfort.
The utility axis in the space of people characterisation; from visionaries to bromides.