The boss of a big corporate organisation would probably function something like this…
“Talk to to corporate (like a boss)
Lead a workshop (like a boss)
Remember birthdays (like a boss)
Direct workflow (like a boss)
My own bathroom (like a boss)
Micromanage (like a boss)
Promote Synergy (like a boss)
Hit on Debra (like a boss)
Get rejected (like a boss)
Send some faxes (like a boss)
Cry deeply (like a boss)
Demand a refund (like a boss)
Eat a bagel (like a boss)
Harrassment lawsuit (like a boss)
No promotion (like a boss)”
The above are lyrics (slightly altered here for PG purposes ;P) from a song called ‘Like a boss’ by The Lonely Island . This song connects with the stigma of a boss being that lazy guy at the top of the corporate food chain.
How many of you, in the beginning stages of your careers have experienced that feeling toward your boss?
The fact of the matter is, even if your boss may seem like a ‘slapgat’ (lazy-ass), the fact that you are happily employed and that business is flowing greatly is a sign of great leadership, because he’s employed the correct people to keep you satisfied!
RIGHT!? I’m sure that if you were in his position you would want to have your own bathroom too! Leadership is hard work, because it means making crucial decisions.
If I were the boss I would be loved by all my subordinates, because I’d never show them that I was actually doing nothing while watching them implement my brilliant ideas!
After all, once I brief them on what they have to do they work for the money I give them to live off! If I was an idiot I’d keep my cash for myself and run the business all on my own… and possibly die trying.
The business environment is a funny thing, but you have to admit you’re intrigued by the politics of it all.