Management stories


It is my hobby to collect Management stories/ anecdotes for the past 30 years.They not only give you guidelines but also make you think deeply.Here are the first three stories which I enjoyed very much.Happy Reading!!Your Boss and You : Always let your Boss have the first Say!

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.They rub it and a Genie comes out.The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I wantto be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’Puff! She’s gone. ‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’
Puff! He’s gone.‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager.
The manager smiles and say, ‘I want those two back in the office after the lunch-time.’

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say. For doing nothing you must be very very high!An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’The eagle answered: ‘Sure, why not.’So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.Staying at top is not easy! A Turkey was chatting with a Bull.‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the Turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’ ‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the Bull. They’re packed with nutrients.’
The Turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave her enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.The next day, after eating some more dung, she reached the second branch.

Finally after a fourth night, the Turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree..She was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot her out of the tree.

Moral of the story:
Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won’t help you stay there for long.


Part II

It is my hobby to collect Management stories/ anecdotes for the past 30 years.They not only give you guidelines but also make you think deeply.We have seen three stories in my last article. Now three more…Happy Reading!

Positive Thinking and Negative Thinking!What is the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking:Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential.The first salesman reported back, “There is no potential here – nobody wears shoes.”The second salesman reported back, “There is massive potential here – nobody wears shoes.”

Morals of the story:

A single situation may be viewed in two quite different ways – negatively or positively.A situation’s problems and disadvantages may be really your opportunities and benefits.

Sharing critical info!

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.When she opens the door, there stands Smith, the next-door neighbor.Before she says a word, Smith says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.’
After thinking that she has a chance earning $800 within a minute, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Smith, after a few seconds, Smith hands her $800 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’‘It was Smith the next door neighbor,’ she replies.‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘Did he give the $800 he owes me? He promised me that he would give it today!’

Moral of the story:
Do not share any critical information unless you understand the need of opposite person. It may or may not help him but surely won’t help you. Never ever share your secret with a stranger without consulting your husband/elders!

Not everyone is your enemy!

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and she fell to the ground into a large field.
While she was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on her.
As the frozen bird laid there in the pile of cow dung, she began to realize how warm it was.
The dung was actually thawing her out!
She lays there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat hears the bird singing and comes to investigate.
Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug her out and ate her.
Morals of the story:
[1] Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
[2] Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
[3] And when you’re in deep shit, keep your mouth shut!


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