Some companies are governed not to give recognition to the deserved. After reading this you may think its a good thing! The man who talks the most takes the credit and eventually calls himself the leader. But, some of them are foolish enough to eliminate the real achievers and other know how to use them. When I picked up this story on how the real worker needs to know to survive, I couldn’t resist reproducing it. It goes like this…..
There was a farmer who owned a goat and a horse. One day the horse became ill. The farmer called a veterinarian, who said “Your horse has a virus. I’ll give medicine for 3 days and after that if he does not recover, you’ll have to put him down”
Nearby, the goat listened closely to the conversation, as they gave the medicine to the horse and left.
The goat approached the horse and said “Be strong my friend. Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep, after the third day”
On the second day, they again gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat came back and said ” Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die. I’ll help you get up. Let’s try, one…. two….”. But the horse couldn’t move.
On the third day they came to give the medicine. The vet said “Unfortunately, we may have to put him down tomorrow, otherwise the virus can spread and infect other animals”
After they left, the goat approached the horse and said, “Listen pal, it’s now or never, get up, have courage, come on, get up…., one ….two… three…..slowly…come on….good….. good….now start walking……good….run…run more….yay….you’re a champion” cheered the goat.
The owner saw this and shouted, “It’s a miracle, my horse is cured, let’s have a grand party, let’s kill the goat!”
A lesson in management: good leaders should truly know which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who’s actually contributing to make things happen. Otherwise, you’ll kill the true worker!