This difficult task has become much easier, thanks to recent research. The site at La Cotte de St Brelade reveals a near-continuous use of the cave site spanning over a quarter of a million years, suggesting a considerable success story in adapting to a changing climate and landscape, prior to the arrival of Homo sapiens.
Politicians and managers have been around for a much longer period of time than scientists had previously believed, and once possessed valuable skills.
The huge amounts of carefully manufactured tools show just how technologically skilled the early groups were. Looking at these remnant groups today, it becomes apparent that as their skill levels declined over the last 250,000 years or so, the decline parallels their general decline in cognitive skills as well. The causes remain under investigation.
What can be definitively stated from the available evidence is that the decline in managerial and political acumen appears related to other declines observed over the course of the research. While we cannot at present determine which failures first occurred, the relationship seems firm; thus, we are today faced with a formerly successful population of managers and politicians who now are incapable of conscious thought.
A number of species of parrots now exceed the intellectual capacity of managers and politicians, as tests have shown.
Indeed, managers and politicians today have reached the stage in which they are capable only of repeating mantras, such as "We live our values" or "Caring Now" or "Sustainability" or "Hope". It's time to abandon the managers and politicians in favor of independent application of common sense,which is a concept unfamiliar to either of the aforementioned.