Management Lesson #1:
A rabbit asked an eagle resting in a tree, “Can I sit like you and do nothing?” The eagle answered, “Sure, why not?” So the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. Suddenly, a fox appeared, pounced on the rabbit, and ate it.
The Lesson? To sit and do nothing, you must be sitting very, very high.
Management Lesson #2:
A turkey said to a bull, “I would love to perch in the top of that tree but I haven’t the energy.” The bull replied, “Why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings? They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. A day later, after eating more dung, he got to the second branch. Finally, after several days of this diet, he finally made it to the top of the tree, only to be shot by a farmer.
The Lesson? Bullsh¡t might get you to the top, but it can’t keep you there.
Management Lesson #3:
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he 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.
The Lesson? Not everyone who sh¡ts on you is your enemy, not everyone who gets you out of sh¡t is your friend, and, when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!