Blame-game and end-game
The blame-game is coming! As we near the end of the Brexit process – well this phase of it – whatever the outcome, some of us are going to be disappointed. Inevitably, things will not be as good as people hoped. If there is a World recession things will be a lot worse than we all hoped.
- Remainers, and not only them, will blame leaving the EU for all our ills.
- Brexiters will blame everything on the EU and on remainers if they possibly can, even if they get what they demand.
- Lots of people will probably blame Mrs May for failing to prepare sufficiently for a no-deal outcome, whether or not any preparations could be sufficient.
- If we get a deal of any sort, Brexiters will blame the deal.
Why does the blame-game matter?
- The blame-game will keep divisions and hostility alive instead of letting them heal.
- It will divert attention from trying to solve the problems. We should ask, “What do we do now?” not “Who’s to blame?”
Do you play the blame-game?
I don’t mean just in your politics. I’m talking about your business and the rest of your life. (You do have one, don’t you?) Some people always play the blame-game when anything goes wrong in business or in life. Just like in politics it has two harmful effects:
- It makes for poor relationships
- It diverts attention from solving the real problems.
Hear about the blame-game in the past?
I included a chapter on this in my book Be Victorious! Lessons from World War I for Business and Everyday life .
The generals and politicians wasted effort blaming all the wrong people for the failures that occurred instead of looking for the real lessons. Don’t be like them.