I am reading the book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins and found it to be a great book.. simple but powerful truths unfolded. It talks about companies which transformed itself from good to great under the leadership of great guys who thought more about the company than themselves. They turned around companies along with other equally great team members.
While discussing on energy conservation and how countries should be doing more, one of my friend (Thank u Raj) commented thus..” sure having ur name in the history book is cool.. but (FOR SOME) leaving a legacy is not as lucrative as managing to squeeze out every penny from every resource u can n enjoy it during your life time .”
How true… this would be the case with most of us if we are given a chance to run a company. Our egos would carry us away and all that we do will be for ourselves alone.
This made me think about those who are leading the nations. If only we have visionary leaders who would think more about the country than themselves. One who would turn around the country from bad to good and good to great.
One who thinks for the future generation and select a team of equally great team members and one who would nurture a great successor too. There is so much a person can do if he thinks more about the nation than about himself.
Is this wishful thinking?
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- Mother Teresa - Food for thought
- Another land grabbing thwarted!
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- Idiot Box is being appreciated!
- The in-famous mallu
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