RE: [mythsoc] Re: The Leadership Secrets of Sauron
- Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up
r=Bing%2C%20Stanley/104-4142817-0312708> Stanley Bing (Author)
A quote from one of the Amazon reviews:
There is a kind of The Tao of Pooh meets Dilbert and Murphy's Law on the Way
to Enlightenment, done up with the kind of side bars and shaded boxes and
cute graphics that one finds in computer learning or "Dummie's" guides
"feel" to this little gem. The design of the book is gorgeous, and the book
itself is small enough even in hardcover to fit into a suit jacket pocket,
should the need arise.
I need to get my copy back now that my boss is back from vacation... 8^)
From: Berni Phillips [mailto:bernip@...]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Re: The Leadership Secrets of Sauron
From: "Croft, Janet B" <jbcroft@...>
> May I get a little off-topic and recommend "Throwing the Elephant", whichis
> kind of about being a hobbit in a world dominated by nasty wizards...whichThis is a real book? Do you know who it's by? David (Bratman), why don't
> reminds me I lent out my copy and need it back!!
you have a copy of this?
Berni (It doesn't sound off-topic to me at all.)
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- I bet Saruman wrote a Mission Statement for his organization. It's
essential if you want to lie to yourself about your reasons for doing
what you do.
--- In email@example.com, "Liz Milner" <lizmilner@m...> wrote:
> The book I need at the moment is "The Hobbit's Guide to Corporate
> One-upmanship," i.e., a management guide for those who have had it
> upon them. Rule 1, of course, is "Hobbits fight back when they are
> cornered." Rule 2, I expect, is "When in doubt do lunch." I just
> hobbits wasting their time getting their ducks in a row, writing
> statements or engaging in the dreaded "group hug" -- well, maybe in
> works of Cassie Claire. In my organization, btw, the group hug has
> into the "group grope," a prospect that fills me with horror...
> On a totally different topic, I'd like to start a experts database,
> when I get a request for someone who can teach elvish, or explain
> history of the society, I'd know exactly who to call. Any takers?
> -Liz ("Ms. Communications")
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>===== Original Message From "Pauline J. Alama" <PJAlama@...> =====It is also vital that an organization have an Ethics Policy which tells the
>I bet Saruman wrote a Mission Statement for his organization. It's
>essential if you want to lie to yourself about your reasons for doing
>what you do.
underlings (halflings?) what their obligations are both towards the
organization and in carrying out the organization's policy to the outside
world. Likewise there must be a highly trained Ethics Officer (a worm-tongue)
who will be able to provide a reasoned ethical justification for whatever the
organization wishes to do; thus providing the grounds for assuming a certain
moral smuggness while you lie.