Wednesday, 25 June 2008

David Greer: lead him, follow him, or get out of his way

Just don't expect any sense out of him. I was reading today about this David Greer character from Regal Petroleum. Apparently, when he was at Royal Dutch Shell he sent a memo to his managers which read, 'Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way'.

Now, I have been trying to analyse this from a mystical standpoint, and I still can't make any bloody sense out of it. Schizophrenic ain't the word. This bloke is freakin' nuts! How can we lead him if he's the boss? And how can we follow him if he wants us to get out of his way?

Well, maybe he wants us to do all three things at once. Split our souls into three pieces and follow, lead and get out of the way on a cosmic level.

I have been speaking to Acton's leading brain specialist, Maurice Marble III, and he told me, 'David has something wrong with his brain. This is not a mystical problem, Michael. You're barking up the wrong tree. There is a chemical imbalance in David's head. He thinks he's the boss. But then he has moments when he thinks he is a mere slave. Or as Shakespeare would put it - a lily-livered, action-taking, whoreson glass-gazing super-serviceable finical rogue, one-trunk-inheriting slave. At other times, he just wants people to leave him alone and get out of his way. He wants to retreat into his shell. You'll find a lot of company executives are like this. A bunch of nutters, basically. I can't help him.'