Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

Those Who Can't . . .

Don't say it. The end of that phrase is not "teach."

I would argue those who can't . . . drive people who can insane.

I'm talking about people with BIG ideas who have no clue about the minutiae, the details, and the realities behind achieving those ideas. I'm talking about the people who make every success look like their own, and yet never recognize the work that needs to be done to get there. They dream, and imagine some magical little entities come out each night and do the work that needs to be done.

In some ways they are right, because the "people who can" do the work that needs to be done, while those who can't sit in their own visions.

I'm talking about the people who seem to think that just by putting an idea out into the world (their idea of course) everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, is on the same page and agrees about the way that idea should be achieved. These people often make it seem like a project is open to interpretation and adjustment, but keep a tight hold of the original vision even if there is abundance of evidence that the original vision or plan was flawed. They make a statement once, and then assume that is the correct way and everyone understood it

People who can, know how to adjust. People who can't blame everyone else for a vision gone awry, and panic when things happen that they were warned might happen.

People who can't often hire people who can, because deep down inside they know they need help. The problems occur when they refuse to listen to the people who can, or refuse to hear. It often takes the voices of other's to bring them to the reality of the situation, but by then it is too late.

I am a person who can, but I am ready to give up in disgust.

Grading headache

What do you do when you have to deal with "people who can't" who hold all the power?