Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Nepotic Leaders

This is a fine bit of nonsense that morphs into another look at: questionable leadership...........or lack thereof.

The Family Kara-Hiri

There be Sister Euphemia
And Auntie Euthenasia,
The younger Eugenics
And Father Dysplasia,
A motley crew
With skills beyond measure,
They can lead you from oblivion
And guide you to the treasure.

An odd, assorted team
If there ever was,
How they manage to work together
Somehow, just because,
No one ever seems to know
What this bunch will do next,
They never use Facebook
And hardly ever text.

Throwbacks to an earlier age
Before our nascent technology,
Darwinian survivalists
Of primordial biology,
How they survived to this day
Is anyone's guess,
As leaders of mayhem
They barely even stress. 

They run the ship
We hold the oars,
We're whipped if we argue
They keep all the scores,
Every day they're competing
Bonus dollars, on the line,
Peons can't touch that
We are wrapped up in twine.

Nepotism at its best
Survives because they score the test,
Stack the cards, prime the deck
They jump ship first
Should we ever wreck.

The blame always falls
On the workers at the bottom,
Each of one of us musing;
When had the chance
We should have shot'em, 
So you better have a backup plan
Just what I'm saying, Dearie,
Considering the business plan
With the family Kara-Hiri.


OldfoolRN said...

Nice work! You might be interested in my "Profiles in Nursing Leadership" post.

Fibril_late said...

Dear Oldfool,

Yes, that was Supervisory brilliance!. Being a retired Catholic, I loved that line about, "the Sisters not reproducing" How true, and amazing I never thought of that back in Catholic Grade school.

Out in this western town, Assistant Nurse Managers are called Clinical Coordinators. One we have is clearly, in no way, Clinically competent.......merely just a Coordinator; and she's in charge, half of the week. The Nurse Manager, just finally, got his RN. Ya, that's right, he was a Cath Lab Tech.......non-Nurse Manager. WTF?
Truth is stranger than fiction, it the world of Nursing.

Thanks for you comments.

OldfoolRN said...

I could never understand why MD administrators were usually very competent clinically while in nursing there was an inverse relationship between clinical competence and the level of administration. I really enjoy your blog.