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Flying Monkeys: Intimidating Leadership

flying monkeysThe classic movie The Wizard of Oz brings to life the famous Flying Monkeys of the Wicked Witch of the West. These strange beasts do the bidding of the evil witch as they are sent out to capture victims and bring them back to the witch’s dungeon. Many a child’s nightmare has resulted from the scary scene in the movie where the flying monkeys snatch up innocent, terrified Dorothy and whisk her away. It’s a scene that evokes despair and fear. How can Dorothy escape the clutches of this evil?

I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, “Don’t make me call out my Flying Monkeys!” At first it seemed funny, as images of the movie scene flashed through my mind and I thought of the extreme nature of the monkeys’ mission. However, upon reflection, I realized the saying could very well communicate this message: Don’t cross me, or you’ll be sorry. Although humorous at first, unfortunately the meaning is all too true for some. Have you known a  leader who is harsh, unreasonable, and can make life miserable for followers?

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Three Tips for Managing Unexpected Problems

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In the post Wow! I Didn’t See That Coming!,  I shared with you about the unexpected water problem that we experienced in the WellSpirit office last week. if we had addressed a known problem, we could have avoided that unexpected event. However, sometimes unexpected problems come our way through no fault of our own. Either way, the resulting momentary feeling is the same: chaos.

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Don’t Be a Flying Monkey

Wizard of Oz MonkeyThe classic movie The Wizard of Oz brings to life the famous Flying Monkeys of the Wicked Witch of the West. These strange beasts do the bidding of the evil witch as they are sent out to capture victims and bring them back to the witch’s dungeon. Many a child’s nightmare has resulted from the scary scene in the movie where the flying monkeys snatch up innocent, terrified Dorothy and whisk her away. It’s a scene that evokes despair and fear. How can Dorothy escape the clutches of this evil?

I recently saw a bumper sticker that read,“Don’t make me call out my Flying Monkeys!”

At first it seemed funny, as images of the movie scene flashed through my mind and I thought of the extreme nature of the monkeys’ mission. However, upon reflection, I realized the saying could very well communicate this message: Don’t cross me, or you’ll be sorry. Continue reading