Remember the old game Simon Says* that many of us played as children? Well, in that game, the player with the skills to discern between valid and invalid commands won. Sometimes when all players failed to follow instructions, Simon won!
If Simon Says was to be played in the business world, however, it is important that Simon loses. If Simon were to win there, it means the organization has either a communication or knowledge gap to address. Or both.
At the end of this week, I hang up by boots. I am penning this post as a farewell message to my team in Sterling Holiday Resorts. You see, there are a few things that I am known to endlessly harp on because these are principles vital to the practice of Marketing and Marketing Communications. And management, for that matter!
I know when I say them, many a face is often pulled behind my back. That knowledge, however, has never deterred me because of the conviction I have in some golden principles.
So, boys and girls in Sterling. Let’s hear it…..one last time! Lata Says…..
If something that Lata Says or has been saying all this time leaves an impact, I will be one happy camper.
Lecture over. And, this is my last lecture.
By the way, here’s urging everyone again to read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. And…..read, read, read! It’s the best way to grow as a professional. Nothing comes close to knowledge. Become the knowledgeable one.
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*Simon Says – According to Wikipedia, Simon Says is a game children play. Designed for 3 or more players, Simon Says involves 1 player taking the mantle of ‘Simon’ and issuing instructions to the others, prefaced by the words “Simon Says.” The game teaches participants listening skills and the ability to distinguish between valid and invalid commands.