Lesson One

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

The eagle answered: "Sure, why not."

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit, and ate it.

Management Lesson - To be sitting doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 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 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, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Management Lesson - Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson Three

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 realise 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.

Management Lesson - (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!

From India, New Delhi

Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill Specialist
Dear Shri Jagat Kumar,
Very true and blatantly explained.
Somewhere I thought I was having a ppt.
If I locate it I will share it in this forum.
So if I can paraphrase it would be something like below.
People who give you difficulty need not be your enemies.
People who pull you out may not be saviours.
When you are already in knee deep trouble maintain silence.

From India

Insolvency n GST Professional
Mr Raghunathan,
Well said.
""People who give you difficulty need not be your enemies""
I look at it this way.You learn most from a difficult boss-whether about your profession,interpersonal skills or about yourself
""people who pull you out may not be your saviours"
Many motives run in the mind of people who help.
One to put the person who has put you in trouble in his place
May be to show his ability to handle situations
May be even genuine.
""When you are already in knee deep trouble maintain silence.""
Silence is golden.no point broadcasting the fact that you are in trouble.most people do not care,some find it interesting to know about others troubles and to show the world that the are in the know of many things and people confide in them.
So when in trouble speak minimum and that to only to people who matter or can do something abut it.
Off course if one has a genuine soulmate,it may lighten your mind by speaking about your problems.

From India, Pune

Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill Specialist
Dear Mr Nath Rao,
Thank you for taking time to explain my views.
I am not sure even if I had devoted some more time, whether I could have
come out with such a nice elaboration.
Full credit to Shri Jagat kumar for flagging off a thought provoking discussion !
Thanks again

From India
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