ALWAYS LET YOUR BOSS HAVE THE FIRST SAY
Harvey Mackay is a undoubtedly a master story teller – especially to illustrate business concepts. Here is a fable that we found entertaining, relevant, and so very true!
Lesson: A sales rep, an assistant and their manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish.”
“Me first!” says the assistant. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone.
“Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of piña coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone.
“OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”
Moral: Always let your boss have the first say.