Tom’s Blog

Author | Poet | Coach

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.


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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