Saturday, 30 July 2016

Sharing - C-Suitism - My Uncopyright - Satire Series #1 -Authoritarianism

The First of the ism's is Authoritarianism. 
People in C Suite may get blamed for this and must know what it means.
Origin of authoritarian1875-1880 1875-80; authorit(y) + - arian

Simple Definition of authoritarian is :

expecting or requiring people to obey rules or laws

or not allowing personal freedom.

1. favoring complete obedience or subjection to  authority as opposed to individualfreedom
: authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes.
2. of or relating to a governmental or political  system, principle, or practice in whichindividual  freedom is held as completely subordinate to the  power or authority ofthe state, centered either in  one person or a small group that is not  constitutionallyaccountable to the people.
3. exercising complete or almost complete control  over the will of another or ofothers: an authoritarian parent.
4. a person who favors or acts according to  authoritarian principles.
You can find more synonyms here.
Authoritarianism, is a principle of blind submission to authority, as opposed to individual freedom of thought and action. In government, authoritarianism denotes any political system that concentrates power in the hands of a leader or a small elite that is not constitutionally responsible to the body of the people.
Authoritarian leaders often exercise power arbitrarily and without regard to existing bodies of law, and they usually cannot be replaced by citizens choosing freely among various competitors in elections. The freedom to create opposition political parties or other alternative political groupings with which to compete for power with the ruling group is either limited or nonexistent in authoritarian regimes.
Authoritarianism thus stands in fundamental contrast to democracy. It also differs from totalitarianism, however, since authoritarian governments usually have no highly developed guiding ideology, tolerate some pluralism in social organization, lack the power to mobilize the entire population in pursuit of national goals, and exercise that power within relatively predictable limits.
Examples of authoritarian regimes, according to some scholars, include the pro-Western military dictatorships that existed in Latin America and elsewhere in the second half of the 20th century.
So Mr./Ms. C-Suitor - beware if you begin to be called Authoritarian - initially behind your back ( and it does not reach you thru 360 degree feedback - but as gossip).  To me, the Key is in realizing  whether you lack the power to mobilize the entire organisation in pursuit of Corporate goals either yourself, or thru your Executive Team and wield a Positive Influence over your organisation or otherwise. 
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