Working Zingers: Tongue Depressant

Tongue Depressant

Nobody talked

As the project tanked.

At least


in public.

Heads bowed.

Eyes averted.

A few tongues bitten

to avoid

possible tongue lashing.

There was no conversational alchemy

Only a fool’s gold

of thought transmuted

into working whispers

and empty silence.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

David Zinger, M.Ed., is an employee engagement writer, educator, speaker, coach, and consultant. He offers exceptional contributions on employee engagement for leaders, managers, and employees. David founded and moderates the 2350 member Employee Engagement Network. His website offers 1000 posts/articles relating to employee engagement and reached over 1,000,000 page views in under 4 months in 2010. David is involved in the application of Enterprise 2.0 approaches to engagement and the precursor, creating engaging approaches to communication, collaboration, and community within Enterprise 2.0.

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