The New Communist & Islamic World “Locust Philosophy” ;+) — 11/14/2014

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Buying, Selling, Trading without adding significant value, instead stealing enjoyable emotional experience products and services ideas from others, seems to be the new Communism & Islam Third World Low Developing Countries (LDCs) “Locust Philosophy”……;+)

“”Locusts” are the swarming phase of certain human species . These are human species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory when their populations become dense enough. They form nomadic bands and swarms as adults. Both the bands and the swarms are nomadic and rapidly strip fields and greatly damage productive sedentary cultures and civilizations. The adults are powerful liers; they can travel great distances, consuming literally all culture and civilization produced materials wherever the swarm settles.

In English the term “locust philosophy” is used for human species that change behaviorally on crowding, forming swarms that develop from bands of immature stages called hoppers  discovered  through similarities in the research on the desert locust, whose solitary and gregarious phases had previously been thought to be separate species. They also are referred to as statary and migratory morphs (though strictly speaking their swarms are nomadic rather than migratory).” 

“It is estimated that the largest swarms have covered hundreds of square miles and consisted of many millions of locusts human species. Plagues of locusts appear in both the Bible and the Quran, including one of the biblical Plagues of Egypt, where locusts ate all the products of Egypt.”

“As adults, moving in swarms, locusts human species may be carried by the wind of opportunistic change hundreds of miles from their breeding grounds; on landing they devour all culure and civilization products. Locusts human species occur on nearly every continent.”

“The locust philosophy is also known as neo-liberalism, common law or shareholder-centric-model. Its main economic, legal and social mission is to maximize the wealth of the owners. A good example for this philosophy is Copelands Paper “expectation-based management” (Copeland and Dolgoff, 2006). Hence it is not surprising that the locust approach does not require any kind of partnering with the society or a critical view on the environment and instead solely focusses on the shareholder’s value by providing short-term profit. Words like “tough, ruthless, asocial and profit-at-any-cost” are strongly associated with locust leaders. A good example of economic problems that can arise from locust philosophy is the bankruptcy of ENRON, which was caused by “creative accounting”. Only later, the whole dimension of unethical behavior became apparent (Sims and Brinkmann, 2003). Another good example of locust philosophy is the paper of Stalk and Lachenauer (two SVP’s of the Boston Consulting Group) in which they promote their “hardball” approach with statements like “plagiarize with pride … steal any good idea … The nicest part of playing hardball is watching your competitors squirm” (Stalk and Lachenauer, 2004).”

“The Honeybee philosophy which is also known as Rhineland capitalism, stakeholder-centered-model or the continental-model, instead focusses on partnering with the society, long-term goals and stakeholder orientation. The main philosophy behind this approach is that a culture and civilization organization  can just be sustainable if the basic needs of all involved parties are taken into account as well as the interest of the future generations. Avery states that “A business led under honeybee philosophy cares for and develops its people, tries to protect the planet, cares for the local communities in which it operates and protects its image and brand trough ethical behavior”. “

“One can conclude that ethics and moral are not part of the locustic approach. The idea of the locust philosophy is that one’s own advantage can be archieved only by making others suffer”. In contrast the Honeybee approach requires Moral, Ethics and a Shared Vision with all Stakeholders.”

” While good communication and trust building are still some of the major success points, other traits like “influencing” and “sensemaking” become more important in this scenario.” 

“To fight the “Locust Philosophy” a leader who wants to address issues of purpose and sustainability must have strong ethical and moral values as well as a vision that one is able to share with all stakeholders. By influencing and sensemaking, the leader will earn more trust and commitment towards the shared vision and values.”

“While concepts like ethical leadership focus on the “do what’s right” approach, they underestimate the power of fully engaged and passionate stakeholders. Charismatic and visionary leadership styles concentrate on the vision, while undervaluing ethics and moral.”

“The most appropriate leadership styles that have been identified are transformational and authentic leadership as they are combining all values of a sustainable approach.”

““Passion” and the ability to “enlighten” followers to make them passionate about what they are doing is one of the key traits of a successful leader. This gets more important if ethics and moral become part of the “big picture”. ”


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