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I have a long list of people I like to blame for the dysfunction I see in organisations. I blame Managers, Directors, CEO’s, Testers, Salesmen, Recruiters, Architects, IT Engineers, Customers, Business Analyst, Help Desk, HR, Finance, Consultants and Coaches. I blame those with more experience and those just starting. I blame the courageous and the scared. I blame my friends, my foes and my family. I blame those I understand and those I don’t. I am expert in everyone else’s problems.
I blame others and they blame me. The more difficult the problem, the more I need the help of others, the more I blame others and push them away. I fear the problem becoming mine. I can’t fix the problem alone, I might get it wrong. If I look closer at the problem it might be bigger than I thought. The problem might turn out to be down to something I did. Others might blame me. I might look incompetent. I might be embarrassed. I might lose my job.
I blame others to protect myself. I blame others so I don’t have to think. I am the blamer and the blamed. I live in fear.
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