I was in a situation today where someone was clearly trying to protect someone else - but it was the wrong time and place to do it. It was even sort of unnecessary! (when I say sort of, I mean COMPLETELY)
Basically they were protecting the ego's of two others, but all this deception will do is cause frustration. I'm already frustrated because it is clear that things do not operate the way they need to, and if certain levels of people are not going to face facts, how will the next level do so, and so on. Our team is in a vicious cycle and I wonder who or what will get us out.