My boss ought to learn Lesson Two by hard.
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle & asked him, "Can I also sit like you & do nothing?"
The eagle answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle, & rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit & ate it.
Management Lesson - To be sitting & doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
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, 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 - Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze & fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by & 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 & happy, & soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing & came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, & promptly dug him out & ate him.
(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!
This ends your two-minute management course.