Three stories that never happend and probably never will
CEO in a Tent
As a CEO Invite your top executive team,some over 50 years old, to an outdoor seminar, sleeping in tents.
Explain to them that sleeping two in a tent would bond the team together and allow an early start in the next morning.
Drive home with your Porsche Jeep and personal driver to sleep with your spouse.
Arrive late the next morning because of traffic, while everyone is waiting for you to start the training.
VP Engineering and the Hacked Weekend
Following a major security vulnerability found in your department code you call all developers to look for more bugs on the weekend.
Explain that while you don’t expect a one ay effort to find bugs that were not found in year, it is a critical method to communicate the importance of secure coding.
On the same weekend stay with your family at home. After all , you don’t even know how to check out the code from RCS, let alone find security bugs in it.
VP HR slow Performance (Review)
Force the entire organization to a methodical yearly performance review.
Force the managers to put the employees on a standard distribution curve.
Calculate the bonuses as a direct result of the performance review, with 1% flexibility.
Perform the performance review for your own direct reports three months behind the deadline, in a casual and quick manner.