Wisdom from … Gilligan’s Island

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in The Savvy Office Manager

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale …

All right. You know the rest of the jingle. It’s forever stained in my memory. I forget birthdays, people’s names and even passwords I concocted just hours ago, but I can’t erase the “Gilligan’s Island” theme out of my head.

Nonetheless, the beloved TV sitcom portraying seven castaways stranded on an uncharted deserted island wasn’t without its slapstick humor, moronic exchanges and, yes, sagacity in all its simplicity.

So you don’t have to go through all 96 episodes: Here are some snippets from which managers and leaders can glean lessons. Like in Shakespearean plays, the fools spew the most poignant wisdom:

Professor: I have an idea that may well be instrumental in securing for us deliverance from our enforced isolation.

Above all, clarity, please. How about “I thought of a way to get off this island.” Employees perform best when your directives aren’t muddied. They will appreci...(register to read more)

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