Wednesday, February 23, 2005


If you aren't the CEO of a company, you have a boss. If you have a boss or several bosses, you probably have co-workers. If you have a boss and co-workers, you have office politics. Sure, all companies like to put in the policy and procedure manual that "There is no room for politics in the workplace.", we all know this to be complete BS as everything is about politics. Anyhow, I've found the following to be as true as it gets...

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 the bird 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 drops shit 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, keep your mouth shut!