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Up (Your) the Organization

I’m needing it right now… some inspiration/rant that I need to just share.

The organization that grows profits also grows its people…. That may be one of the lessons not learned well enough.

A corporate hero for those needing to fight the forces of evil. Feel the force….
1. Excellence: Or What the Hell are you Doing Here? I agree, life is too short firstly so you better be spending it doing something you really enjoy. There’s a whole lotta other ways to make a decent living without being a miserable donkey for someone.

2. Killing Things, VP In Charge Of … Now that would be a cool job, wouldn’t it? What would not be good about a job where you get to be the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse running through an inefficient, ineffective organization? Hacking and slashing to unconstipate thing? Sign me up! From my angle though, that’s already the job of the IT guy for the organization. Who’s better to know where’s the clog, what’s the clog eh? Thus, armed with such knowledge, be the roto router man! Do a BPR project or just threaten to shut down the server.

On a personal leadership level, the boss (yeah, that’s you) at the very minimum needs to step in and

’cause if you don’t, you’re going to lose your people. They’re going to not only leave the company, but they’re going to stampede out the door leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. The collateral damage should strike fear in even the heartiest of managers.

The other missing point about Townsend’s nugget of wisdom here is that sometimes, you just have to stop doing things because it’s stupid, interfering with real work, outlived its usefulness, giving a charity job to the undeserving or simply it’s humanly not possible to continue to take on new things without giving up the old. It’s common sense but it’s hardly common. Stop doing things doesn’t mean you stop having a job (but people, especially in this part of the world, feel the need to paper push to justify their earthly existence, sad to say) – just do something more useful and helpful (a shocking idea I know).

Say No to Stupidity!

Say No to Stupidity!

Never under estimate the power of stupidity and what it will do to your person, your career, your life. Just kill it and get on with what’s important – quoting Lin Yutang

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Good luck and may the force be with you!

Good luck and may the force be with you!

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