Monday, July 18, 2011

12 Most Engaging Leadership Palindromes

Leadership today can be an all-consuming activity, so it's nice sometimes to kick-back and have a bit of fun. Do you ever spend just a few minutes engaging and exercising the mind with alternative intellectual activities during your busy schedule?

Just a few moments of fun thinking can put a smile back on your face, relax you, and reenergize and remotivate you for that all-important presentation or boardroom meeting. So how about a few palindromes? See how many you can spot in the following leadership commentary...

We few who occupy the top spot as leaders of today's corporations and organizations are peppered with so many dynamos that it is natural to ask inevitably: are we not drawn onward to new era?

Back in the day getting things done was a much simpler exercise, such as the example of von Humboldt: a man, a plan, a canal: Panama. These days however, leadership is a more collegiate affair and none of us want to exclaim: I am a fool - aloof am I.

We also need to dip into the reward drawer for ourselves as well as our employees, provided they follow your commands to "pull up if I pull up", observe the mantra that they must sell at tallest sum, and are allowed to fail on occasion, remembering that no demerits tire me Don.

Rewards come in many forms. But don't be tempted to pull out a cigar. Toss it in a can. It is so tragic. A better result for morale is to take your valued employee out for dinner. For me, you can't beat a nice Wurst, and if it's German sausage you're eating, wash it down with a nice Helles, for Lager, sir, is Regal.

How did you get on?

In no particular order, here are my 12 Most Engaging Leadership Palindromes included in the above passage:
  • We few
  • Top spot
  • Reward drawer
  • So many dynamos!
  • Must sell at tallest sum
  • Are we not drawn onward to new era?
  • A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!
  • Pull up if I pull up
  • I am a fool. Aloof am a I
  • Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
  • No demerits tire me Don
  • Lager sir, is Regal

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