“Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal”.
However, the author of Through the Darkness, With Love, firmly believes that the growth and survival of every human relationship – whether it be personal or professional in nature – incorporates all three indispensable elements of ‘marriage’ (as stated above). Furthermore, when we view all our electronic gadgets or automobiles or skyscrapers, we must realize that there are hundreds of thousands of components that make up the whole and each component has a vital role to play. The best way to put all of this into perspective is as follows (received in 1998):
All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who was in charge.
“I should be in charge”, said the brain, “because I run all the body’s systems, so without me, nothing would happen”.
“I should be in charge”, said the blood, “because I circulate oxygen all over, so without me, you’d all waste away”.
“I should be in charge”, said the stomach, “because I process food and give you all energy”.
“I should be in charge”, said the rectum, “because I’m responsible for waste removal”.
All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight. Within a few days, the brain had a terrible headache, the stomach was bloated, and the blood was toxic. Eventually, the other organs gave in. They all agreed that the rectum should be in charge.
The moral of the story: nobody is superior; nobody is inferior, and nobody is equal. Each body part is “unique” and plays a vital role, in its own way.
In the business world, every single employee in a corporation – from the Peon to the Managing Director to the CEO – plays a vital role and far too often, the management seems to lack an appreciation or just a simple understanding of just how impactful each position is to the overall success or failure of a business.
“Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title” – Robin S. Sharma
Based on my experience, what I have seen is that there are more Managers creating a circle of power and control rather than creating a circle of influence and motivation as well as inspiration. The latter speaks of a true Leader.
“We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.” – Joan D. Vinge