Saturday, August 26, 2006

3 Management Lessons

Author's Note:
These three management lessons are not my own
and came to me via email, author unknown. Just
in time as I was struggling for this week's 3some.

Lesson One:
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw
the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit on my ass like you and do nothing?"
The eagle answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below
the eagle, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the
rabbit and ate it

Management Lesson:
To be sitting on your ass and doing nothing,
you must be sitting very high up.

Lesson Two:
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the
top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my manure droppings?" replied the
bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of
manure, found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest
branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached
the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, he was proudly perched at
the top of the tree. Soon he was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot the
turkey out of the tree.

Management Lesson:
Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson Three:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird
froze and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a
cow came by and dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in
the pile of cow dung, it began to realize how warm it was. The dung was
actually thawing him out. He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began
to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to
investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the
pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Management Lessons:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

Kathie L./
3somes for the week
August 20-26, 2006