I assume that two of the most important daily activities of a corporate leader would be to read Quote book (everyday morning 7 am to 8 am) and watch inspirational videos (8am – 9 am) and make gyan (read – content which are made to look brilliant, but in fact bland and boring) points out of it. In fact a major portion of their daily life itself is about either listening to gyan or speaking gyan and there is always a ready made fan base who applaud and shake their head in approval like they have never known it before.
Here’s how a corporate ‘Leader’s’ message is created and received:
Leader Singh watches a video in Facebook posted by a random Shibu from Kerala showcasing his generally cool life. Title: Kulikadavil Shibu
In the video Shibu is going to the pond near his house to take bath. He is wearing Lunar chappals and he’s carrying a soap box and a towel. At the pond side, he removes his clothes, wraps the towel around his waist and jumps into the water.
Now, Mr Singh watching this video is like, “wow” and immediately sits down to update his blog. He writes,
“I am inspired…
I recently watched a video. It’s a short video, but I promise you won’t be bored. Shibu, a simple country man takes a leap of faith when most of us think twice and take precautious steps forward.
This video is extremely real and what I took away from this video was actually several home truths that we can all learn from.
Here are my top lessons from the video:
- We must always look to enjoy simple pleasures in life. Go take a walk in a park. Looking at life in simple terms makes us appreciate life even more.
- No matter what brand of walking shoes you own, if you are not using it, it is of no use. To walk, all you need is Lunar chappals.
- Remove all that is weighing you down and be free. Being free from everything helps you nurture your creative side and move forward with renewed clarity. Remember the lighter the object, the higher and longer it flies.
- Be confident and take a leap when it is necessary. Don’t be in two minds. When the time comes to jump, you jump.
- Land with a splash. You must always create an impact.
I strongly urge you to take the time to watch the video. Every time I’ve watched it, I have been reminded that these lessons are applicable to your personal as well as your professional life.
Mr. Yes Wanth: Awesome!! Thanks for sharing
Miss Malini: All points are true.
Mr. Sonu: Well said, we face such situations every day. A lot to learn from the video.
Mr. Thomas: Truly Inspiring and motivating too
Lower level managers are advised to share the blog.
Mail Exchange: Mr. Soman (Development Manager) to Mr Santhosh (Team Lead):
This is an excellent video. I highly recommend that you should encourage your team to watch it. The lessons in there is very inspiring and valuable. Mr. Singh’s articulation of the lessons learnt is superb! Regards, Soman
Mr. Santhosh to his team:
FYI. I watched this video and enjoyed it. Regards, Santo
And somewhere in Kerala…..
“eda shibu, ninte video viral ayada! (arey Shibu, your video has gone viral)”
An unassuming Shibu: eh?