Here’s one for the coffee table collection, Brian Hartzer’s autobiography:
For those who’ve arrived here since our mildly unhealthy obsession with Brian’s Wokepac subsided and have therefore missed all the fun watching his slow-moving car crash of a career, perhaps start with this and then read any of the subsequent posts under the Wokepac category.
I’m sure the book will be a fascinating read, explaining the key to Brian’s excellent and almost magical ability to connect (or engage, if you will) with the average Australian.
Most management books seem to have seven rules. Seven is a good number for bullshit advice.
What might Brian’s seven rules consist of, perhaps?
Could we respectfully offer the following:
1. Over-promote people based purely on genital configuration and rig the quota numbers, if required
2. Attend every woke event in the calendar
3. Don’t pay attention to the Risk Department when they suggested the IT systems were enabling 3,000 cases of child sexual abuse
4. Assume everything is going to be great now we have 50:50 diversity in leadership
5. Ignore the year on year decline in share price and market share
6. Front up to APRA with a pathetic and worthless mea culpa
7. Resign as an absolute professional failure, after destroying shareholder value and the credibility of a 200 year old bank whilst maintaining the highest relative operating cost base in the industry
There are people to take advice from and there are people from whom it’s best to learn by doing the opposite of their example.
Brian is in the latter category.
Don’t be too surprised to find his next career move is Celebrity Strictly Ballroom and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.