Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
The Dakota Indians of North America passed on this piece of wisdom from generation by word of mouth - "If you are riding a dead horse the best thing to do is dismount". However in the corporate world because of the heavy investment factor other things to be tried, (but not limited to) are the following * buy a stronger whip * change riders * threaten the horse with termination * appoint a committee to study the horse * arrange to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses * lower the standards so dead horses can be included * appoint an intervention team to reanimate the horse * create a training session to increase the riders load share * reclassify the horse as 'living impaired' * change the form so it reads "This horse is not dead" * hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse * harness several dead horses together for increased speed and efficiency * donate the dead horse to a recognized charity therefore deducting its full original cost * provide additional funding to increase horse's performance * do a time management study to see if lighter riders would improve productivity * purchase an after market product that makes dead horses run faster * declare the dead horse has lower overheads and is therefore more cost effective * form a quality focus group to find profitable uses for dead horses * rewrite the performance requirements for horses * and finally if all else fails.....promote the dead horse into a supervisory (management) positionBrought to you by the fine folks at Arcamax. To my family: All this time you thought I was just a Dead Horse beater, when all along I have been in training for a management position. Momma and I went to the gym last night again. 2 times in a row. 28 more times and they say it will be a habit. We also stopped on the way home and had dinner-breakfast at B'ville Diner. We sat up front in one of the small booths near the road. It was better than sitting in the back, It had more of a sock hop feel to it. We had our eyes out for the mayor and his wife, it must have been their bed time. Momma and I have been having an on going conversations on how to shave some dollars off of our spending: Me: " Get rid of home phone since we have cell phones and they work very well at the house, and most people in family have Verizon like us so it's free." Momma:" Get rid of cell phones, because they cost $110.00 per month on our plan with our usage etc, instead of the home phone, which cost $34.00 per month." What do you guys think? I for one will not get rid of my cell phone as I now consider it "My personal communication Device" from the old Dick Tracy cartoons. I think it's amazing that you can be any where and reach just about any one at any time to talk about anything for as long as you want unless of course someone is screening their calls and that's a whole nother story don't get me going on that one.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Qualities of Leadership Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:
29 have been accused of spousal abuse 7 have been arrested for fraud 19 have been accused of writing bad checks 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses 3 have been arrested for assault 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges 8 have been arrested for shoplifting 21 are current defendants in lawsuits 84 were stopped for drunk driving
Can you guess which organization this is?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.
Amazing don't u think? Just another example of the decline of our moral fibre.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008