The Burden of Leadership

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is telling it how it is.

And how it is right now could see the end of the RCMP says the new commissioner.!

That is, unless, according to an article on the front page of The Globe and Mail, the culture of bullying, botched investigations, misuse of power, lack of accountability and leadership isn’t immediately turned around.

Paulson says the national police service is only one or two “earth-shattering heartbreaks away from losing all credibility.”

Gee, not to put too fine a point on the end of the quill, but doesn’t this sound just like our own beloved Radio Amateurs of Canada?

And, I’m not alone in this assessment.

Top leaders in the Canadian Amateur Radio community have been saying the same thing for months now. There is a growing awareness that RAC is dying.

ARES groups, especially in Ontario, have been backing away from the heavy-handed bureaucratic leadership that is creating a crisis in our public service arm.

So what to do?

Again, Commissioner Paulson is showing the way forward.

Paulson is ripping open the kimono to quote a phrase and revealing all of the ugly issues facing the male-dominated force. He’s showing real leadership by doing so.

It’s what Dr. Phil says and I paraphrase: You can’t fix what you don’t acknowledge”.

We know what needs fixing in RAC. We just don’t have the leadership capable of carrying out the mission.

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About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

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