Thursday, April 26, 2012
“Show Where The Fish Is!” - Professor M.S.Rao
“It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.” - William Pollard
I was in Kuala Lumpur to preside as a judge for Global Leadership Awards (GLA) – 2012, Malaysia on 20 April, 2012. I met my friend, Norman who spoke with great interest about showing the fish to the people. I was impressed with his thoughts. As a leadership educator and author I am curious to listen and learn from everyone, and I often talk of teaching people how to catch fish so that they learn the art of fishing and catch fishes regularly and enjoy good meal. My aim is to make people confident and independent in my training and teaching programs. I decided to write about showing where the fish is, which is beyond the conventional wisdom of teaching people how to catch fish.
In fact, there are a number of opportunities lying hidden and people often don’t know how to spot and exploit them. I have seen a number of people in my life who are very intelligent and hard working but remain in the same position as they don’t think unconventionally to spot opportunities. People often have pre-conceived notions and fixed mindset, and work within the limited sphere thus not channeling their hidden talents and potential properly. Often I find people blaming circumstances for their problems without searching for solutions. They blame people around, and often the God for their problems. They must know a famous quote in this context: “When God solves your problems, you have faith in his abilities….When He doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities…”
People must stop criticizing, condemning and complaining about circumstances. They must learn to view problems as prospects, and must act as per the prevailing circumstances and search for opportunities out of threats, and exploit the same to grow rapidly. Above all, they must learn the fact that it is not good to take fish from someone every time; it is good to learn the art of fishing; it is great to spot where the fish is and enjoy it; and it is greater if they show people where the fish is so that people thank and express their gratitude. Hence, keep spotting opportunities, enjoy reaping the rewards and show the way for others to make a difference.
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