Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Two Minute Management Lesson

Good morning everyone
It has been ages since I had received a valuable email like this one. This is why i've liked to share it with everyone and am sure we all need to read it.


Why a two minute management lesson? Because we all need some management "Continuing Education" every once in a while.

*Lesson One:*An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A smallrabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit on my ass like youand do nothing?" The eagle answered, "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit saton 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 toget 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 and 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 theturkey out of the tree.

*Management Lesson:* Bull Shit 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) When you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut.This ends your two-minute management course

Note: i dont know the writer but i have to thank him


Julie said...

good lessons, I needed a laugh to start the day at work - thanks

Sari said...

you are welcome