Thursday, May 12, 2016

How to Handle a P for Pig?

Handling a pig is so very difficult!

And pigs in the corporate world are even more difficult to handle.

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So how do you handle a pig?

The first important rule to always remember when dealing with a pig is this - Do not become a pig yourself. Never.

As George Bernanrd Shaw, the renowned Irish playwright, critic and polemicist so famously and rightly said:

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."

You can never win over a pig in the dirty tricks department. Never.

Another rule to remember is this - Pigs not only survive but thrive in the middle of garbage. They are cunning and shrewd and can create troubles for you.

What to do when a pig speaks non-sense, silly and immature things in a non-sense, silly and immature manner?

The rule to handle the above is to ignore the pig-shit (whatever the pigs speak is no better than shit) and show your anger and disdain in a composed manner.

Remaining composed when dealing with a pig  is a very critical skill to have.

So that's another important rule to keep in mind - try to remain calm and composed. Remember you can't expect anything other than pig-shit from a pig.

Pigs make pigs as their friends.

Here's another rule to handle pigs - figure out who are the friends of the pig? This would tell you how many pigs you have to deal with, in all?

In case the number of pigs comes out to be too large, you know you are in for big time trouble.

So here's the last but the most important rule. If you have to deal with too many pigs start looking for the exit.

Think about this - if you can never win against one pig what chance do you stand when you have to deal with a large number of pigs?

If you are that unlucky one stuck in a pig-infested organization, you got to be on your toes.

On your mark, get, set, go!

And if you don't do that fast, you will remain in deep pig-shit that longer.

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