Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dog & donkey

There was once a washer man who
had a donkey and a dog. One night when the whole world was sleeping, a thief
broke into the house, the washer man was fast asleep but the donkey and the dog
were awake. The dog decided not to bark since the master did not take good care
of him and wanted to teach him a lesson. The donkey got worried and said to the
dog that if he doesn't bark, the donkey will have to do something himself. The
dog did not change his mind and the donkey started braying loudly. Hearing the
donkey bray, the thief ran away, the master woke up and started beating the
donkey for braying in the middle of the night for no reason.

Moral
of the story "One must not engage in duties other than his own"

Now take a new look at the same
story...

The washer man ( J ) was a well educated man
from a premier management institute. He had the fundas of looking at the bigger
picture and thinking out of the box. He was convinced that there must be some
reason for the donkey to bray in the night. He walked outside a little and did
some fact finding, applied a bottom up approach, figured out from the ground
realities that there was a thief who broke in and the donkey only wanted to
alert him about it. Looking at the donkey's extra initiative and going beyond
the call of the duty, he rewarded him with lot of hay and other perks and became
his favorite pet. The dog's life didn't change much, except that now the donkey
was more motivated in doing the dogs duties as well. In the annual appraisal the
dog managed a "meets requirement". Soon the dog realized that the donkey is
taking care of his duties and he can enjoy his life sleeping and lazing around.
The donkey was rated as "star performer". The donkey had to live up to his
already high performance standards. Soon he was over burdened with work and
always under pressure and now is looking for a job rotation...

knr

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If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.

 Every moment, thank God