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October 16, 2015
Common sense and leadership

Editor: Kindly publish this article to highlight the meaning of “COMMON SENSE and LEADERSHIP” as it relates to the current situation in SVG with the SVGTU and the PSU, where they are contemplating a withdrawal/strike in demand of a month’s payment from the Government. By the time this article is published, a decision would have been made as to the outcome of this situation.{{more}}

If they threw caution to the wind and proceeded with their action and the end result was negative, they must be held accountable and resign immediately from their positions as presidents of the respective organizations and should apologize for the embarrassment to their membership, not only in SVG, but in the Caribbean and wider region, because this will have implications on their backwardness, as it embraces “Common sense and leadership.”

COMMON SENSE: is all part of a homemade ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, or those who have been kept ignorant.

The point is, common sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limit, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common sense is destroyed [John Berger]. Not because you might have a Bachelor’s degree, if you don’t have common sense, it means nothing, no one owes you a living, and you have to earn it.

LEADERSHIP: is the art of influencing human behaviour, so as to accomplish an objective in a manner desired by the leader. Time would not permit me to go into the principles of leadership.

Just to mention, you must not bite the hands that feed you; ungratefulness is like witchcraft. You don’t have public opinion on your side; you are not on Mars to know the Government cannot pay at this time.

Randolph Farrell