Places not for them

Places not for them

The story of a camel is revealing. It was very hot outside and the camel saw a straw house from the distance. He walked his way there and knocked on the door. The owner opened narrowly the door and saw the camel. The camel requested him to allow his head in for it was severely hot outside. The owner allowed him. Later, the camel requested the owner to allow his neck in because it was painful. The owner did. The camel kept repeating his requests and finally he was full body was indoors. The place turned to be too small for the owner and the camel to be comfortable. The owner then asked the camel if the place was too small for them. The camel said it was. The owner then asked what would be the best solution. The camel replied by asking the man to move out.

The story repeats itself, but the end result could differ. I was attending a seminar and few ministers were scheduled to attend. The front raw was reserved for senior officials. One man decided that as the ministers were not present he could take a seat in the front raw so that he may be seen on TV as a prominent person. The seminar started with a presentation and the lights were dimmed. Suddenly, the ministers walked in and the spotlight was on the man in the front raw to leave his seat. He was only shown on TV leaving his place.

There is a high cost for employees who occupy positions to which they are incompetent. They live in fear for being found out. They get edgy and blow their anger in all directions to hide for their weaknesses. They don't care to attract good staff; they go for staff that covers up for their weaknesses. They occupy the first raw and would like to stay infamous by showing their shining shoes and expensive suits. They are lustrous appearances, but fragile from inside.

Places not for them

The weakest link in any organization determines its overall strength. It is disastrous when what is assumed to be the strength of an organization is in reality its weaknesses and I mean top management. They prove that the biggest source of efforts is wasted efforts. These managers only help in increasing the wasting of efforts and diluting important issues.
If the fear for losing a position exceeds the need to focus on the future of an organization and in which directions it should go then unfortunately it is not the camel or the owner who should leave. It is the disintegration of the building itself that shall leave both of them homeless.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
I agree with your conclusion without any hesitation Preston Vander Ven

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
It is obvious you have enriching experiencing Neal Rauhauser. The way you communicate is not only mature, but also is based on experience and are therefore very powerful and assured. "...a company is too big to eliminate behavior problems as they arrive, things get out of control quickly"- I agree because of the complexity involved. I also think that because of "communication gaps" become too big to bridge.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Powerful comment Neal Rauhauser and to the point this is. Yes, a rotten and collapsing house has nothing to do with market forces. In all cases, it is not ready even to realize what market forces are and their dynamism.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #9

#13
Love to hear the connections Ali Anani. I think wisdom exists in all time and place and waits to be found. Carl Jung referred to this as a "collective unconscious".

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
The enter key posted early Sara Sara Jacobovici- the fable you reported is a great reminder of working in harmony together. It is amazing that a famous and an old age Arab poet said "Spears in unison refuse to be broke; individually they shall". Old wisdom that wee bypass unfortunately.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
"Each time I think of one thing that comes from your stories and connections between human nature and its influence on business environment and relationships, another comes to mind". This is the flow of ideas and the way you expressed Sara Jacobovici is amazingly deep.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #6

I have been sitting in front of the screen reading your Buzz Ali Anani and the wonderful comments it has provoked. Each time I think of one thing that comes from your stories and connections between human nature and its influence on business environment and relationships, another comes to mind. Finally, after rereading the Buzz, I was inspired to remember a story that I think captures one of the ideas that stands out for me. The Bundle of Sticks - An Aesop's Fable - An old man on the point of death summoned his sons around him to give them some parting advice. He ordered his servants to bring in a bundle of sticks, and said to his eldest son: "Break it." The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the bundle. The other sons also tried, but none of them was successful. "Untie the bundle," said the father, "and each of you take a stick." When they had done so, he called out to them: "Now, break," and each stick was easily broken. "You see my meaning," said their father. Moral of Aesops Fable: Union gives strength.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
I need to find a quality idea for a post to dedicate to you Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Everyday I admire your spirit more. I like your attention of the story camel and its relatedness to modern management and you being the first one to record this observation.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Chaos needs some control and I tend to agree with your "Crazy Idea" dear Anees Zaidi There is only a hair separating crazy ideas from ingenious ones. I salute your courage in minimizing waste

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
You asked me and then answered throughly my opinion debasish majumder "esulting them to compromise with the situations. on contrary, a true leader, i guess, never bother to be focused. instead his attachment and sense of integrity alone will draw plaudits for an organization, and a reflection of team building effort will surely ensure a distinct berth for a manager". This is in fact my response.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Will read your buzz today with pleasure Irene Hackett. Your comment is concise and is of deep meanings

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
If they only could Amroussi Mohamed

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