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The Trickle - Leadership

November 5, 2009 - Brian Ferry

Establishing my leadership potential

I've heard that employers (why would mine be any different) are looking for workers who show leadership potential. Self-starters and all that. That got me to thinking that I really don't flaunt my outstanding leadership qualities around the office very often. Me: "Golly, I'd better do something to show everyone just how keen a leader I can be." In recent months, I'd recognized a situation at the office that was sadly lacking. It was something that every office really should not be without. So, I siezed (how is that? i before e except after c except... I forget the last part.) the initiative (boss-types love that initiative word) and initiated a new work initiative. So far it falls somewhat short of policy status. At any rate, I took the initiative. I was a self-starter. I was a founding member, and I dare say I was the driving force behind the establishment of, the Thursty Thursday Weekly Water Cooler Assembly. Unfortunately, I missed the inaugural meeting. Therefore, despite being the founding father of the program, I do not have a title within the organization. (Actually, in retrospect, I believe I was given the title "Jerk" due to my lack of participation in the inaugural event. I haven't checked the 11/05 minutes, but I suspect they will reflect that. Might as well be up front with it now.) I now feel that my work experience is more complete, that the Times Observer office is more like the well-oiled machine that it should be, and, yes, that I've made the world a better place. Thank you all.

I would like to close with my Conan (the Barbarian, not O'Brien) Quote of the Day. The C(tBnO)QotD is: "Conan! What is best in life?!" "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women."


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