The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – 1990

A business forum I frequent has a never-ending series of life-enhancing articles along the lines of:

The 5 things you must not say when you are after a raise in pay.

The 8 characteristics of the most iconic CEOs.

The 3 things that successful entrepreneurs practice every day.

9 ways to improve your overall work experience.

And I could go on ad nauseum.  Could I just say that if you are writing one of these articles that 1)  You clearly don’t have a clue about the subject.  2)  You don’t even have the talent to come up with an original title – we’re talking 1990 here – 23 years ago and counting!!

Whilst in grump mode I would like to share an experience that had me rolling about on the floor laughing for a good 10 minutes.  “The Dilbert Principle” arrived through the post this morning and as with all new books I turned to the back cover.  One of the “Management secrets” was the “use of humiliation as a Management tool”.  Oops – rolling around on the floor laughing again 🙂 🙂 🙂

Yes it has been cloudy for the past few nights.

By the way – as I’m still very much in grump mode – if you actually bought and read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” then I’m willing to bet the house you also have “How to Win Friends and Influence People” too.  That’s pretty much an in-joke I’m afraid.



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