Len Sham wrote: Mike De Kock is on the National board of the R/ A....
Urbanite wrote: Sad to see Mike de Kock being used to try add credibility to this bunch.
Dave Scott wrote: Suely between the meeting where the "saviours" got together and last nights meeting.
There should be an agenda and set of minutes issued to clarify the situation and reduce the speculation.
It should be published as a press release from RA or Phumelela.
Tony Mincione wrote: There is no credibility here.
You have to wade through gossip and hear-say just to try and figure out who the players are and what their agenda is, and for all that nothing of what they say leads you to really feel who they represent.
There is power at play, but who knows on behalf of whom and to accomplish what.
What we do know for sure is that when money is flowing, then this shit doesn't happen, so somehow this is about the money, and who gets to allocate it, and to whom. Someone please say "It ain't so"?
If Mike de Kock says it's a failure of leadership, I think he's partly right. The other part is that leadership cannot succeed if it has no plan, or direction, or whatever the latest flavour of motivation is called.
I like metaphors, so the big flock of sheep (just play along) has no idea which big sheep (leader) to follow because we can smell carnivore (wolf in sheep's clothing) all over these mothers (?).
Most of the time we stare at these mothers (?) wondering, what fucking piece of racing are YOU trying to get signed over into your name?
We used to have "stewardship" rather than "leadership" in racing, or directorship for that matter. And to think I thought THAT was a bad idea. We also thought running some like a "business" made it a business. Most parts of racing is NOT a business. And you don't want it to be a business because then you will get to having to deliver dividends.
"Stewardship means to hold something in trust for another. ... Stewardship is described by Peter Block as the willingness to be accountable for the well being of the larger organization by operating in service, rather than in control, of those around us.