For those of you who are ARRL members or otherwise have access to the December 2019 issue of QST if you have the stomach for management speak be sure and read the ARRL CEO's "Second Century" editorial. Given my profession I have kept abreast of current management trends though I certainly do not always agree with those trends. Seldom have I read the comments of a CEO that were so "textbook". I much prefer practical, rather than faddish, approaches to managing an organization. What I see (read) in the ARRL CEO's columns make little sense when one is talking about an organization (largely run by volunteers) like the League. In this month's column we learn that ARRL HQ now has a "Management Council" . Nothing particularly problematic about that until you read the language he uses to describe that council. It "helps break down 'silos' within the organization"--well that's a new one to me. A graduate degree in management and I have never heard that term before...and have zero clue what he is talking about. Then we learn that HQ now has "Chapter Leaders" whose function is to insure that employees are "deployed to value creation opportunities". Again I guess my grad school was deficient in not defining what the hell that means. Then we find that the League now has "Tribal Leaders"...Yep, folks that's right..."tribal leaders". Their function, among others, is to "deliver desired business outcomes". Oh, OK. And, finally HQ now has "Squad Leaders". I get that term though my experience with it has been in military/law enforcement environments but maybe the tactics he is promoting are the same. And, finally, we end this month's editorial with yet another reference to Steve Jobs with the message that the League is now in the process of "architecting a company which will hopefully be much more incredible.." There is an old saying in management. Be aware of the "leader" who is more concerned with innovative process than s/he is with product. I think we have one of those guys at the helm of the ARRL. Again, not impressed and, in fact, less impressed with every passing editorial.