Most days you will be able to read Tom’s Blog here and on Facebook where I write – mostly in verse – about whatever is on my mind.
IT’S A MAD, MAD WORLD
I am really glad I don’t work in the Corporate Jungle now
I think the changes would test my physical fitness, somehow
I’d have to be reaching out and doubling down whilst all the while
I’d have to be lean and agile and prepared to go the extra mile
I’d have to be prepared to consider a paradigm shift
Get my ducks in a row and pivot, whatever this is?
I’d have to circle back, park that, hop on a call and deep dive
and break out, drill down that is if I am still alive
And if I am still up to speed (which would be some feat)
I’d need to learn a new language – oh what a treat!
I’d have to learn about new norms, brainstorms and levelling up
Double clicks, double digits and something called cohorts
I have to look out of the window of opportunity –
there’s a thought shower expected today in the learning community!
Or is it blue sky thinking or low hanging fruit
and now I am hearing I’m out of the loop
Moving forward they want me to be a thought leader
to keep an eye on my radar and be a game changer
Put this at the top of my inbox, think outside of it too
and now here’s something else I’d fly past you –
Ping an e.mail if you’re able and consider the take aways
(King Prawn Curry fried Rice, thank you if I may?)
Oh, sorry you mean something else, but how was I to know
and yes, I promise to touch base before I go
B2B, NLP, TLA mean three letter acronyms
and there’s dozens more to make me feel dim
and you must stay woke but not in your comfort zone
certainly not when you’re working from home.
Ah now here’s another e.mail, reaching out, that is hoping I’m well
they don’t know me from Adam but hey isn’t that swell.
They’re asking me to move the needle on the deliverables
wanting to know what’s immediately actionable
Idiot you say well….oh sorry, you’re saying ideate
I had no idea that this meant create!
Non fungibles, intangibles, what’s my bandwith?
I haven’t a clue, didn’t know it to start with.
Oh, this is rather pleasant, they said I’m going off piste
now someone else wants me to put it on ice
Oh drat! now they’re asking me to take it offline
Oh my! We sure are living in trying times!
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