e was the pride of
His grasp, his
retention and his
recall was incomparable. It is not
without a reason he was a state rank
holder in his board exams, the
topper in Indian Institute of
Technology and has now passed out
among the top ten from Indian
Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad. He had a problem of
choices when it came to choosing
his first employer, but the
passionate citizen decided to stay in
the soil that nurtured him. Today
will be his first day at work as a
Product Manager in an Indian
company that had grown global.
Ved and Avyakta sat in the balcony
with a cup of tea in their respective
hands. Greenery all round,
chirping birds, flowing clouds,
fresh breeze, expansive space - all
these will provide a poetic setting,
but the plain fact is that this 6'x4'
small balcony was overlooking the
road. There was intermittent traffic
noise, but don't you get tuned to
certain noises that they cease to be a
disturbance any more. Nothing
dreamy about the setting but sure
enough, this was going to be the
beginning of a dream.
More than your own success, the
success of people you have
groomed, gives you greater
satisfaction. To Avyakta it was a
moment of parental pride. Ved has
been everything a father would
want of his son. The son asked the
, you seem to be more
nervous than I am!”
Avyakta replied, “It is not fear of
failure Ved, but the anxiety for
excellence. You have pampered
our expectations with your results.
You have raised the bar of
expectations. Nothing but the best
from you is accepted. I know you
Ved intervened, “I know
every successful academician is not
necessarily a success in his life.
What is it that I need to know, that
you know I couldn't have learnt
Avyakta waved his hands to the
children in a school bus that passed
by. Simple, costless luxuries!
Children always respond, and
inexplicably any response from a
child curves the lips into a smile.
Ved took the empty tea cups and
deposited them in the kitchen sink.
To ask a question and to peacefully
wait for the answer, without getting
desperately restless - isn't it by itself
a professional virtue?
Leadership is in the ability to win in