Sunday, April 13, 2008

Qualities of Leadership

Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:

29 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have bankrupted at least two businesses
3 have been arrested for assault
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 are current defendants in lawsuits
84 were stopped for drunk driving

Can you guess which organization this is?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.

1 comment:

Ralph said...

Fascinating. Now, to learn even more, actually compare this with some other companies. Is Congress above or below average for crimes and misdemeanors?

Of course one could usually not gain access to such records for a private company. I guess only a confederate (you know, a "mole") in a personnel department could gather the statistics.