Tanka T034

Would I like to be
Considered for leadership
Training with this firm?
“No, thanks – it’s not the type of
Leadership I aspire to”




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

True life story! I can be very cold and brutal when I want to. That’s the exact answer I gave when recently asked to be considered for leadership training with a certain firm. That’s why the last two lines are in quotations.

This firm was a terrible example of leadership, not the least because of all the lies and spin they put on everything. That included the question they asked of me. They weren’t seriously going to consider me. I know what they want for leadership material, and that I’m not even close to it, which is just how I would prefer it considering I have no respect for their ideas of leadership. Otherwise, I’d make myself more like it. They were asking to make me feel wanted, and thought I was too stupid to realize that, which further unimpressed me about their leadership styles.

My answer should pretty much guarantee they will never ask me again. 🙂

The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.


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