The baggage of our personal agenda or self-importance on our heads, most often, blurs our vision
4/1/2015 11:25:40 AM
|written By : Debashis Chatterjee|
Last month I was invited by the Said Business School in Oxford University to deliver a talk on leadership for the faculty and MBA students. Just before my talk I stepped into a convenience store close to the school to buy some essentials. A middle aged Sikh from Afghanistan manning the store queried what I was doing in Oxford. I told him casually that I was here to export some clarity from India. He was slightly baffled. He asked me if he could attend my talk: “I am uneducated unlike you are!” he said rather unpretentiously. I assured him, “No one, absolutely no one is uneducated. Just as I spent time to educate myself to run a class, you spent your precious time learning how to care for customers. My way is the way of the head; yours in the way of the heart.” Before I left the store I could not have missed the light of clarity in the eyes of my friend from Afghanistan.