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Demotivating the Masses

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Finally I have found the counter-point to the vast and insidious ‘motivational’ industry. Despair.com has developed a line of demotivating calendars and posters that mocks the tried, tested and cliched slogans that can found in offices and basements around the world.

 I should mention that I have no issue with the concepts of leadership and motivation as such. When applied well they can inform and inspire and there are many out there who are legitimate experts in the fields and well worth listening to.

 I do have an issue with cheap and obvious sloganeering that tries to give people a false sense of hope and plays on their fears and dreams while offering nothing but a hackneyed phrase in return.

So remember, persistence wears down resistance after you’ve planned the work and worked the plan and you should always be closing. Do this and you’ll find that every cloud has a silver lining, every dog has its day, there is no ‘I’ in team, and a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

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Written by Jonathan Dunn

January 30, 2007 at 11:51 am

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