Thursday, May 15, 2008

Of infants and star bosses

The most effective leaders, whether CEOs or prime ministers, are just big babies. Or so our weekslong experience with Sonny suggests. Consider:

(1) Top bosses know how to focus on a few key goals...
Sonny never lets you forget for long that a regular milk supply is the foundation of the world, along with clean underwear.

(2) Top bosses communicate forcefully with subordinates, laying down the law as needed...
Sonny doesn't bother with flowery vocal variations; once the yelling escalates, we give in.

(3) While a top boss must sometimes mix with large numbers of people, he always reserves the crucial roles for a few picked henchmen...
Sonny deigns to hold court before cooing grandparents, appreciative family friends and tickle-happy strangers, but we're the go-to guys for the dirty work.

(4) Top bosses let others sweat the small stuff and know the value of embarking on creative destruction...
As Sonny flails his messy way through life and gets through heaps of soiled linen, the unnecessary tidiness of our home is a sinking memory.

(5) Yet top bosses set aside time to recharge their batteries.
When Sonny decides it's time for serious repose, to rouse him for a rostered feeding is to fight a war. Yet, cliche though it is, there's something about a happily-sleeping baby that makes all the rest seem worthwhile...

After all, top bosses know how to retain the loyalty of their underlings.

2 Comments:

mumsgather said...

So are you a star employee? Just you wait till you have to work for more than one star boss like Sonny. Hahaha.

Cloudsters said...

Hail, mumsgather, the warning of a veteran of the industry is heeded! Btw, thanks for reading these ramblings - on top of SAHM duties and maintaining your great set of blogs.