Authority Doesn’t Thrive In Secrecy

  • Category: Authority Mindset

You know that you need to be seen to build authority.

Whether that’s thought pieces you write, a video appearance or talking points on a podcast, you have to be part of the conversation to have any influence on it.

Because authority doesn’t thrive in secrecy.

Which is why when various “authorities” decide to keep discussions about the coronavirus available only to a select few they undermine trust in anything they ultimately produce.

If the right people (i.e. key scientists and medical experts) aren’t being invited to contribute, it’s the equivalent of hoarding information. Making secrecy and hoarding more important than actual, workable solutions.

How does that help fight a pandemic?

It doesn’t.

Authority can’t emerge from a vacuum.