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"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
Arthur Ashe

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Leadership Notes -- Thoughts on Leading People and Making a Difference in Organizations

Word count this issue: 179

Estimated reading time:   1.35

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8tISElCelE 

 

 

There is a story about the 13th Century Sufi, Nasrudin, being sent by the KIng to investigate the lore of various kinds of wisdom.  (From  The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, Idries Shah, 1966)The various wisdom teachers all recounted to him tales of the miracles and the saying of the founders and great teachers, all long dead, of their schools. 

 

When Nasrudin returned home, he submitted his report which contained the single word, “Carrots.”

 

He was called before the King to explain himself. Nasrudin explained, “the best part is buried; few know, except farmers, by the green that there is orange underground; if you don’t work for it, it will deteriorate, and there are a great many donkeys associated with it.”

 

 

I wonder then what this story tells you about wisdom? What does it tell you about experts and various schools of thought? What does it say to you about leading yourself, and leading others?