Limericks for Leaders
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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