There’s an inverse relationship between smiles and importance. As importance goes up, smiles go down. Truly important leaders seldom smile. Frankly, some days, I’m way too important.
For self-centered leaders:
There once was a leader named Jim
Who thought it all was about him.
He took all the glory
From everyone’s story.
So all of his people turned grim.
For leaders who love meetings:
There once was a leader named Keating
Who fell in love with long meetings.
His people were bored
And some of them snored.
They wished they could just have a beating.
For self-centered managers:
A manager lived in the city
Who thought he was handsome and witty.
He did little work
He was really a jerk.
Now isn’t that just a big pity.
People don’t tell you the truth:
There once was a leader named Mary
Whose nostrils were large and quite hairy.
Her people all stared
But, none of them dared,
To tell her she looked strange and scary.
Bonus true joke:
My wife told me, “People who already know can’t be taught.”
I paused a moment and said, “I know.”
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