Trump takes us to Abilene

America is going to go for the Abilene Paradox on an unprecedented industrial scale in November.

Individuals making decisions unable to manage agreement to achieve their goals and instead electing a lunatic who will destroy much of what they value including their democracy. Republicans lying for 20 odd years for their own political expediency ending up with a candidate who destroys their whole national security and trade stance. Liberals failing to really understand the economy or the 2008 Crash ending up with a candidate likely to ensure a repeat performance. Bernie supporters not wanting an establishment candidate and getting a fascist. And core Trump supporters wanting change and getting the political equivalent of Trump University. And so on….Trump taking us for 4-8 years in Abilene…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abilene_paradox

 

About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to Trump takes us to Abilene

  1. Thank you. Why is it that all important questions end with a paradox or a quandary, essential uncertainty?

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