I thought the manoeuvring and strategy around the Iron Throne was extreme but that has nothing on this week at my clients!
Talk about cut throat. We’ve had it all: lies, betrayal, manipulation and the deposing of a King resulting in an empty throne. The only thing missing has been a poisoning, but we haven’t had Christmas drinks yet, so it’s not too late.
We now have a number of claimants scrambling desperately to fill the power vacuum!
Unlikely alliances are being forged in the dark water cooler corners of the castle, potential raiders are skulking around the walls trying to find weaknesses to exploit using end of year phone calls to probe for intel. The main plot characters are reminding old friends of long spoken promises of support and posturing with loud public hearty handshaking and holiday greetings in full view of all the offices. Aged advisers* look sombre and concerned as they enter closed door meetings and banner men are being rallied via email and text.
The troops are faithful but rattled as uncertainty on who will take the throne runs rampant. Will it be a mad king who will destroy the old ways or will a noble leader arise and bring new glory to the realm/department? Only time will tell.
This warrior consultant will remember her oath to protect the client made when she took the black and strategically retreat to the wall to defend it against those who would destroy our way of life…. I hope that the light I can see coming isn’t dragon fire and that the winter is a short one!
Wish me luck; it’s going to be a long six months……
*Mostly Fiance people** it must be said. They look worried a lot, so it’s kind of hard to judge how concerned they really are.
**A joke I promise, I love all you Fiance peeps, you know just how to advise me to get around the budget when I need to.. Much love 😉