Recently, my marketing specialist challenged me to write a “Thanksgiving blog.” So rather than write about giving thanks, being grateful, or showing gratitude, I decided to do something different. In an effort to have fun and engage my readers I posed the question … “what do Thanksgiving turkeys and leaders have in common?”
Here were their answers. Enjoy!
- They are both raised and developed over time for a specific purpose.
- Both require time, patience, and preparation to turn out good
- Great Thanksgiving turkeys don’t cook themselves. There is someone else that invests time into helping that turkey (or leader) become all it can be.
- In most cases the sides are what makes the Thanksgiving Turkey even better. Great leaders generally have a supportive team that helps him or her appear even more remarkable than if they stood alone.
- If not watched carefully, a Thanksgiving turkey and a leader can become dry and burned out over time.
- They can both make you sleepy.
- They both make sacrifices to help others.
- Sometimes they both run around like their heads have been cut off.
- A turkey and a leader with bushy eyebrows both need to be plucked!
- They both like being the center of attention.
- They’re both full of stuff.
- Some leaders, like turkeys, like to run wild.
- A turkey and a great leader can bring people together.
- Sometimes they share the same name. Tom.
- Turkeys and some leaders have beards.
- Some turkeys and leaders like to ramble … “gobble, gobble, gobble.”
- Their days are numbered.
- They’re both turkeys … just saying.
- According to “WKRP in Cincinnati,” turkeys (and leaders) can’t fly!
- Tough leaders … like tough turkey … are hard to swallow.
QUESTION: Which one is your favorite? What would you add?