Jamal:I really dread these annual management meetings.
We usually have to sit through the most boring motivational speakers giving us pep talks.
Cindy:I think you'll be surprised by the person they've hired to kick off our meeting.
She's supposed to be a guru on crisis management.
Jamal:Oh no, not another one.
Cindy:This one has a lot of real-world experience.
She was a fighter pilot who has apparently survived some very difficult missions.
Jamal:What does a fighter pilot know about business?
I can't believe our company is shelling out thousands of dollars on speaking fees for someone like her to tell us how to do our jobs better.
Cindy:I think that the idea is to understand how other organizations and professions handle crises, which may shed some light on how we can do things better.
Jamal:Well, I don't have high hopes.
Cindy:Don't you think she can teach us anything?
Jamal:Sure, in fact our speaker has inspired me to try to get on the lecture circuit myself.
Cindy:What would you speak about?
Jamal:Avoiding corporate waste!