Here it is. And you can hear Matt reading it on mp3. I’m now supposed to respond to Matt in some manner of my choosing… that may take a little reflection…
The Children of Israel
Were in the desert.
They cried out unto me
Beseeching me for a display of
My level five leadership.
Have I not given them manna from heaven?
And quails and bread and sweet water
And drinks with nibbles
After each quarterly update?
Have I not delivered them
From bondage in Eygpt
And offered them a Land
Of milk and honey and share options
Set at a reasonable strike price?
Truly they are a stiff-necked people
but I am the Lord their CEO
and employee engagement
is a key focus area this fiscal.
I summoned my COO to the Mount Sinai off-site For forty days and forty nights.
Amid the fire and the smoke
And the golfing,
I gave him my laws
And bade him formulate
A training plan.
I bade him write ten action points
On 2 slides of powerpoint
With handouts carved in stone.
Everything will now be right.
My COO returned to the Mount of flame
And team-building trust exercises
And told me of a golden calf
That stood without
The strategic plan.
The Children of Israel are many
And in need of rightsizing.