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x20141105-flare-171-304_1Managerial behaviour is a frequent theme of organisational poetry. Why is that do you think? What’s your manager like?

Listen to a narrator

Rose are Red Money is Green
Roses are red, money is green.
Why are managers often not on the scene,
When I do the work and they take the perk?

Roses are red, money is green.
Why are managers so prone to preen,
While they strut and they stride with false smiles a mile wide?

Roses are red, money is green.
Why are managers keen to be seen,
By their boss so high their head’s in the sky?

Roses are red, money is green.
Why are managers sometimes just mean,
To me and my team when all we are doing is oh so routine?
(pef)

(Derived from title to an article*)

* Roses Are Red, Money Is Green: A Resource Review of What Poetry Brings to Business. Reviewed by: Carolyn M. Plump, La Salle University, USA; and William Van Buskirk, La Salle University, USA


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Information on the attached image
An active region on the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 5, 2014. This is the second mid-level flare from the same active region, labeled AR 12205, which rotated over the left limb of the sun on Nov. 3. The image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in extreme ultraviolet light that was colorized in red and gold. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M7.9-class flare. M-class flares are a tenth the size of the most intense flares, the X-class flares. The number provides more information about its strength. An M2 is twice as intense as an M1, an M3 is three times as intense, etc. More information on NASA’s SDO Mission. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

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