The Two-Minute Manager – 2 – LOVE

Here’s the second update from guest blogger, See Ye-Oh, with her unique take on all things romantic…

“With Valentine’s Day mercifully receding into the distance behind us, some thoughts for you on mixing love and work:

A leadership tip:
Beware of Valentine’s Day
Lessers WILL love you

Love is a weakness
Bond only with the useful
To drive you forward

Change your perspective
See compromise as failure
Assert your vision

Hearts break
Flowers die
Clear your vision
Touch the sky”



Valentine's Countdown – 10

The romantically-inclined among you may be aware that Valentine’s Day is coming up… so as a reminder to myself to get out there and get/write my wonderful wife something suitable to express my love, I’m starting a poem-a-day daily countdown until “the big day”. They won’t all be Hallmark-friendly 🙂


Love’s a bumpy ride,
Like a train bound to a track
On a coastal route

Taking in the views,
Of the fraught, craggy headlands:
One destination.



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Bewitched – Limerick

I’m bewitched by those entrancing blue eyes
Deeper than seas, brighter than skies
If there was a doubt
You’ve cast it out
And your love for me is the prize


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Haiku – "Cover"

Covered in glory,
For other people’s triumphs
Monkey climbs the tree

Walking through the woods
We get covered up in leaves
Doing what feels right

However it seems,
Life’s not a cover version
So write your own song

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Haiku – "Charm" & "Look"

Beneath the surface
Everyone has charms to find
To those who’re looking

He lacked grace and charm,
Trading on boyish good looks,
He went a long way

Challenge this viewpoint:
No such thing as a charmed life,
Claim those who are rich

Don’t look for a charm
To win the heart of your love
Show her inside yours

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Haiku – "Steam"

Before I steam in,
Compose self (ere I regret).
Deep breath, count to ten…

Steam kettle whistles
Pavlovian reaction…
Time for a cuppa

Soft, steamy mornings
Frantic afternoon couplings…
Then early to bed!

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Haiku Challenge – "Start & Hot"

This is my contribution for Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge. Check it out here:

Starts with a sizzle
Residual heat sustains;
Slow cool to zero