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He might be a bully but he still has a point

Paul had just finished his presentation and the room was dead.   His boss, a notorious bully, said, when asked, if he had any questions,

“Yes, I’ve got a question for you.  What was the last half hour about?”

Paul said “Er, what do you mean?  I’ve just told you haven’t I?”

Boss said, “No, you haven’t?”

Paul said, “Yes I have, it’s about saving £5 million quid.”

Boss said “Where was that?, I didn’t hear it?”

Paul said look slide 44…”

If Paul had got to the point at, or preferably before, slide 1, he’d have had his boss’s attention.  Then the rest of the time could be spent showing how it was to be done, and how much support he’d need from his boss to get there.  Then all concerned would have had a much more pleasant time.

His boss may be a bully sometimes but he’s no fool.

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
Jim Harvey
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