"Someone puffed up with his own importance but really having little effect on the lives of others... The true empty suit, which conjures up the image of a business suit of clothing without a person, really doesn’t know what he or she is doing. He or she is ineffectual, perhaps a phony, and is about as relevant or helpful as a suit hanging on a rack."My only disagreement with the above definition is that which states: "...having little effect on the lives of others..." Sadly, all too often, "empty suits" make wrong decisions which seriously impact the workplace or the company. As president, Barack Obama has seriously impacted our everyday lives in negative way. Beyond this, the definition, above, accurately defines our current President.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Clint's Empty Chair Is Really An Empty Suit Analogy
When Clint Eastwood started with his "empty chair" shtick on the last night of the RNC Convention, I think a lot of people missed how analogous that was to Obama's performance as president. It reminded me that Obama is what, in corporate life, is called an "empty suit". The Urban Dictionary gives this definition of an "empty suit" as follows: