Seven Deadly habits

Makes me think that ...

Be proactive
Get in there and act,
Don’t wait for the cue.
If you do it’s a fact,
That someone will do,
The things you’d thought of,
And you’ll be too late
Irrelevant now -
Redundancy, mate.

Begin with the end in mind
Retirement’s the end
Of the journey for me.
I’ll begin with my ‘package’,
How large will it be?,
If I creep and I crawl,
Through this corporate life,
And the money’s okay,
Then it’s worth all the strife.

Put first things first
I want a big room
With a pleasing aspect.
And a PA with whom
There is mutual respect.
But first thing I must know,
That my money will be,
An amount which will show,
The value of me.

Think win/win
First I’ll win this
And then I’ll win that.
Losing’s not in the plan
I won’t be a doormat.
If I win, you will lose,
There is no other way,
Don’t feel bad about that,
I’ll give you a say.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood
I just don’t understand
Why your proposition
Will help this business
Strengthen our position.
Write another report,
Make it SMART, make it clear.
Set the figures out for me,
3 o’clock, meet in here

Synergize
One plus one equals three,
So they say in the books,
But the stats don’t add up.
If you ask me it looks
Like the sum of the parts
Should still equal two,
Where’s the other one from?,
I’m not working with you!

Sharpen the Saw
Well it needs to be sharp,
For cutting dead wood.
No axes to grind,
Severance must be good.
My manager’s toolkit
Is serving me well.
I seem to have picked up,
Some habits from hell.

Habits are good and habits are bad. It depends what they are and what you do with them. Habits will serve you well and serve you ill. It depends on the balance of focus and flexibility in attitude and behaviour.

Dr Jenny Knight

2015

Narrator:

Dr Jenny Knight

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