January 29, 2014
33rd President of United States, Harry S. Truman (1884 – 1972), said, a leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it. However this world in today is not lucky in having such leaders since the so called leaders make us hate what we like in life since they make life to be boring and dis-interesting due to their style of leadership and the system they create within their domain and society which puts too much pressure and stress on the life of society.
Recently, the 44th. World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland as per the research made by OXFAM international claimed that 85 richest people on the planet are worth nearly as much as the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population. Others claim that 75% of the world total wealth is governed and controlled by 85 wealthy people. What does it mean by that, where were all these leaders who claim that they are working hard to bring justice and equity to the entire human race, in which the above wealth distribution in this world indicate that leaders have failed in bringing what they claim to their respective society since such economic imbalance in society create stress and boredom to the life of human society. Economic system and distribution is reflection of political ideology society and leaders install and practice; failure to bring economic justice is a reflection of failure in political ideology, which shows how the administration and leadership role is malfunctioned.
The economic theories underway in the Western world have an impact on the political make of other nations who seek aid and assistance for their survival and development since economy is the key factor that plays significant role in shaping the thinking machinery of those developing nations who live stretching their hands to the West. In whichever world—West or East—people reside, justice, truth, integrity, unity, and other human virtues are important and useful while living as individual, community and institution. Whatever political or economic ideology people promulgate, the balance is on the influence and impact they create on the life of human society.
In both camps, East and West, few are richer than the mass. Both have different ideology and political make up, but they have similar results and impacts in terms of wealth in which the few circle, the so called the elite are becoming richer and the mass become submissive and dependent upon the few group. What is the point, what is the drama on stage, what is the motive behind such drama? In both camps where different religious, political and economic settings are claimed, the attitude and possession people have on wealth is similar. Few are rich, and the mass is still poor whatever ideology is there. Is there any leader or manager in this world? Who is leading this world, is this ideology or the drama behind such ideologies?
A true leader leaves true legacy behind. When any nation has a true leader, society sense healthy vibration in its daily undertaking and the vision and determination of the right and genuine leader is felt in every home and household. When any nation has manager than a leader, life becomes boring and stressful since the quality of leader is to create stir in the life of human society, but the quality of manager is to perform a task according to the schedule and ensure that salaries are paid at the end of every pay period. Here looks society with a manager than a society with a leader since one observes a stressful faces in everywhere in which people look confused and frustrated in the process of life.
A confused and frustrated society could consume its managers at the end of every pay period when there is no money left to pay salary or when it is awake from its slumber on the psycho drama and games its managers are playing in every time. The moment society is awake from such nightmare, the fates of such given managers are clear; they will not even secure their pension fund and the like. That is why people or society looks for certain form of vibration or movement when it is bored of the activities a given system is doing and operating within its domain.
The idea of manager and leader is mostly entertained in organizations and companies in which most people confuse leadership role and management skills in which a good leader and a good manager have distinct characteristics in which leader is about seeing and designing the future, in which leaders create tomorrow in today’s mind whereas mangers implement what leaders have foreseen and live in present world as per the vision of the leaders. Leadership is vision in which managers implement and execute any given vision. Management is tool to leadership.
And one was wondering as to the functions of those organizations who are led by ambition and vision and one tried to contemplate on the various aspect of their undertaking in which money is one of the significant aspect of life in which when people think that they collect and save money in abundance, they think that everything can be achieved which is one mentality and money cannot be beyond a tool and it is an instrument that facilitate peoples objective and purpose of existence and it cannot be an end goal by itself.
When people become owner of business, to be manager and owner of business are also two different responsibilities as to be leader and manager of any given nation are different, in which ownership is something that goes far beyond managing since in ownership, people are possessive and they are self-oriented, they face difficulty in dissociating the company from their personal reality although business principles dictate them to do so, they become more of personal oriented mentality that do have an adverse effect on those who employed them in which owner’s mentality dictate the business than the principle of the business.
When people become both owner and manager, management principles are in cases violated since it is the ownership mentality that dictates over business mentality. When such ownership is derived out of practicing certain beliefs and values of life, people learn from such people whereas when people become rich out of spontaneity and overnight, there is nothing to learn, since they claim and say that behind every fortune, there is crime.
Accordingly, I was into an organization that was bit ambitious and egoistic in which it tried to be systemic by putting few management philosophies into its daily routines and activities. And it tried to inject around four different management philosophies into its daily undertaking. Although there was commitment towards being systematic and organized, but it failed to achieve since commitment and determinations are not warranty to be systematic and organized, but skill and capacity are another factors people should consider.
The same is true while a nation is become over ambitious to achieve something into its daily routines. When a given nation become ambitious and egoistic, it does not have enough knowledge and capacity to do things by its own, it imports both philosophies, skills and resources from external source, but it could end up being in the middle of nowhere since it is entirely dependent upon foreign sources and mentality. When such trend is considered as norm, the future of such nation is gloomy since it is dependent upon foreign resources and knowledge.
There is nothing it creates by local citizens due to the fact that foreign people and foreign knowledge are manipulating and managing its resource and people mind. This is what they say; colonization is back in its modern face, sense and way as other defines such given aspect as decolonization. Whatever terminology and wording is there, it is not what terminology and naming that matter, but the trend and action, the theater and drama that is on stage which make few people to think further, and ask, what are these people doing, do they know what they are doing, are they deceiving and lying to us, are they playing tricks or are they genuine, who are they, do they belong to this nation and people although they claim they are on right truck since they always seek certificate from international standards and foreign people justifications to everything, and all kinds of question in which the mass will ask such given question later when they understand.
The quite funny thing in here is that the mass is always late in grasping what the few are doing on stage and behind the stage, even what is going on stage since the mass always live in cultural and traditional mindset, which they say, the mass is culturally and socially retarded due to the fact that centuries and ages have injected the mass to live with deep sleep and it has not even realized on the type of comfort bed it is having such sleep, since it takes year to realize and get determined to change on what it has been prepared and arranged by such systems so as to make and live in such nightmares and fake dreams the mass is having on daily basis. This is not only for developing or underdeveloped nations, but this is true to those who are even developed since the few are having their own theater behind on stage in most tricky and genius way, which will be clear to the mass after everything is gone and done. This is not to bring noise, but to change noise into melody.
The same is true to those companies and nations who stretch their organs beyond what they should since ambition and ego are the factors that drive such matters and aspect of their cycle of life to go far beyond where they should end up, they live in frustration and confusions due to the fact they have gone far and further beyond since most of them live up to present conditions and neglect the future uncertainties of life which could turn the color and fate of their life page from left to right, from green to black and the like.
If future elements and ingredients of life to the good and future of any nation are not considered, whatever philosophies and resources it imports from outside are considered as normal and healthy growth a nation is achieving, but in reality it is not, but can be related to a person who is suffering of serious illness, but takes only pain killer on daily basis. They deliver relief to the pain for the time being, and look healthy to the outward looking orientation, but could not remove and remedy the root causes of such illness and diseases, which will eventually lead to the decomposition of the entire system as more pain killers are taken and the disease becomes apparent and serious in due course of time.
This is what is going on stage in which those nations and companies who become more ambitious as they obtain fewer coins into their saving, they manifest abnormal characteristics and thinking into their reality since they think that they can do everything within their domain due to the fact that material things trigger people in certain manner in which pride and ego becomes kings in their hearts and minds. They could be considered as a woman or female who became pregnant for the first time in which the woman show many abnormal things and characters since pregnancy create certain hormone imbalance into her metabolism that make her behave in certain manner.
When a given system moves and jumps from one philosophy into another, like a grasshopper, there should be pattern, and adequate time should be given for checking the incompatibly of any given management or political philosophy adopted before replacing it by the other ones. Otherwise it shows here that such given leaders are not holistic and people who cannot see the fate of any given nation, which they lead, forget about for few years, but even for few hours. This makes most people to lose confidence on the system and such leaders since they think that they are incapable and they lack consistency on what they preach and what they do, they conclude that such system and leaders should not be trusted and respected since what they say is lie and hoax.
Companies and systems behave in such fashion and manner, they are in their teenage life cycle and process of life in which such age is what they call in terms of human cycle as fire age, they could extinguish many things and they are haste in decision making and they are not even afraid to do anything and whatever thing they like and want to do. When they survive out of such given life cycle in health manner, they achieve greater result and achievements. When they pass such given life cycle without any addiction or failure, they obtain nicer fruits. However, when they fail to pass such cycle of life with addictions, they live a life with traumatic condition of life as those before them do since life has certain pattern in this world as matter of process of life people or societies share in life as result of such consequence of life they face.
Society need true and good leader since such leader shows direction and paves the way to its good and betterment. In a time when society needs courageous leader, society could have plenty of managers. As 100 men summed cannot be one woman as the vice versa is true too, as 1000 mangers summed up, cannot be one leader. Leadership needs quite a passion, determination and is a natural gift; it is not something that can be fabricated but it is something that can be enriched out of experience and education. Education and experience are helpful, but to be leader is beyond such aspects of life in which such people are noticed on how they think and speak and what they think and speak and what they do as to the quality of leadership they have in life.
A leader must be felt in thinking, speech and any other undertaking. It is crystal clear. This is like when one goes by a woman or man, one can sense the type of aroma one is perfumed, leader is like that, it is something objective, not subjective since the effect and influence are easily felt and understood by most part of society, otherwise, it something else than being leader.