Management Lessons

Rich Parsons

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

Management Learning:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.


Lesson Number 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 droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he then reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who promptly shot the turkey out of the tree.

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


Lesson Number 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 cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following towards the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him!

Management Learning:
1) Not everyone who drops **** on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who gets you out of **** is your friend.
3) And when you're in deep ****, keep your mouth shut!


Lesson Number Four:
The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along, they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions. Later, they passed some more people that remarked, "What a shame, he makes that little boy walk." That bothered the man so they decided they both would walk! Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk
when they had a decent donkey to ride. So they both rode on the donkey! Now they passed some more people that shamed them by saying how awful it was to put such a load on a poor old donkey. The boy and man said they were probably right so they decided to carry the donkey. As they crossed a bridge, they lost their hold on the animal and it fell into the river and drowned.

Management Learning:
If you try to please everyone, you will eventually lose your ***!
 
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