"The only choice for an institution is between management and mismanagement... Whether it is being done right or not will
determine largely whether the enterprise will survive and prosper or decline and ultimately fail."
~ Peter F. Drucker
Are you wearing new clothes?
In the story; "The Emperor's New Clothes", being too close to the actual problem, the Emperor was unable to see the truth that the clothes sold to him were in reality nonexistent...
Those who served the Emperor, were either unable to see or afraid to admit the truth lest they be deemed unworthy.
This charade went on until a young child pointed out that the Emperor was in fact not wearing any clothes and suddenly the Emperor knew he had literally been taken to the cleaners!