Monday, 26 December 2016

Gardening Leadership

The gardener knows
each of his flowers
knows how much water
sunlight,manure each requires,
some flowers wither away
if too much sunlight
while others cannot survive
without the sunlight....

As leader of a work team
do you know each team member?
what makes each one tick?
whether they work best in the morning
or in the late afternoon?
or do you insist that they work
by your time preferences instead?

Do you give them space
to work at their pace
to do things differently
if goals met effectively?
or do you insist they always work
the way you think is best?

Oh how boring team gardens can be
when they are mere clones
of the leader himself
its only when there's variety in the garden
it is appealing to the eye, fragrant to the nose
such teams emit an energy, enthusiasm
that propels other teams in vicinity as well!

4 comments:

  1. So true. A very beautiful and inspiring poem :)

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    1. Thank you Purba for your motivating comment!

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  2. A lot of discussion goes on on this very subject! I am sharing it on my Facebook timeline. Surely many would appreciate :-)

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  3. Thank you so much Amit! Hope your friends like it...

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