Management Lesson 3

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 want to 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 says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

USCF – 7 Weeks & Counting

We have about 7 weeks to the IFC World Championships and little has changed in the past week. I have talked to the coaches for the coed team, but no reportable progress on the all-girl team. The coed team has the potential to be legendary. All of the alumni I talked to are interested in participating, even moving forward despite the uncertainty. My guess is there will need to be significant progress over the next 2 weeks otherwise we will have to start working towards Germany in 2009, forgetting about Finland.

USCF – 8 Weeks & Counting

So far things have been moving pretty slow, but at least things are moving. I’ve had a few conversations with USCF head, Stephanie French, and Marcel Hammond, one of the board members. We are in agreement on the direction we need to head if things are going to work out. I’ve talked to 2 of the 6 coaches I believe need to get involved and have left messages for one of the others. Hopefully he will get back with me this weekend so we can make significant strides before my 7 week update.

Captain Morgan Pose Off

Just in case you haven’t seen it, and I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for a phone call; my good friend Josh Jones is one of the finalist in the Captain Morgan Pose Off. Please visit the Captain Morgan website and vote for him. From what I could tell the goal was to take an interesting picture of people doing the Captain Morgan pose, with the most interesting winning a trip to Vegas. Josh and company, being cheerleaders, decided to do 1-arm libs with the girls and guys doing the pose.

In completely unrelated news, Andre Woodson is up for the AT&T college football player of the week. Please visit the ESPN website to learn how vote for him.

US Cheerleading Federation

The United States is sending teams to compete in the World Cheerleading Championships in November and I may get involved with the organization. The teams are sponsored by the Unites States Cheerleading Federation, chaired by Stephanie French. The Championships will be held in Helsinki, Finland in November. I’ll update my site when I have more information.