We’ve forgotten what “greatness” really means

We’ve forgotten what “greatness” really means

We’ve Forgotten What “Greatness” Really Means, says author Dov Seidman

“Make America Great Again!” Donald Trump has stuck a chord with American voters, at least a big section thereof. The author rightly asks, ‘what your definition of greatness‘?
And this question is relevant to not just the American voter, but the global citizen, irrespective of his background, nationality. Is may be a simple, but a powerful choice between “HOW MUCH” VS. “HOW”, as the author reminds us.

Philosophy reminds us, across all beliefs, the journey is more important than reaching the goal. But, have we forgotten this? Do we blame corporate only for this? How about Governments? Have they been ‘corporatised’ too? A veteran in the social sector reminded us recently, ‘behind every monolith, there are people’. Let us not forget about the people that make it even a ‘monolith’, with all its inhumaneness! In theory we understand, even ‘competition’ can be ‘cooption’, for

A veteran in the social sector reminded us recently, ‘behind every monolith, there are people’. Let us not forget about the people that make it even a ‘monolith’, with all its inhumaneness! In theory we understand, even ‘competition’ can be ‘cooption’, for

In theory we understand, even ‘competition’ can be ‘cooption’, for common good. Provided we are able to go beyond ‘I/Me/Mine’ to ‘We’, if not beyond to the Community. It may appear to be a choice now. Not so in the near future, with its evolving collective consciousness.

It may be a good idea to pause, step back or zoom out and ask… ‘what do I want?’
– How much or How?
– I/ME/Mine or We or Community?

Let’s make a conscious choice…

Kapil Dev was recently asked on IndiaToday TB about India’s chances of winning Asia Cup (Cricket). He said, ‘it is how we played that was more important…’ That is what makes him a legend. How many of us, cricket fans, can look at the game from that perspecive: Playing vs Winning?

Indian team not only played well, but won the cup too:) And the captain continues to inspire me for his leadership style.

PS – Coaching Perspective: ‘Vocabulary’ differs from person to person. Hence, we keep asking a coachee/client what specific words mean to him/her. We don’t accept the words as we (coaches) understand, but keep clarifying… and listen fully to understand coachee’s perspective.

Link to HBR Article: HBR We’ve Forgotten What “Greatness” Really Means Dov Seidman

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