|Posted by kelvinbroadus on November 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM|
A lion is born in a zoo and raised its entire life there, where everything is fed to it and it is nursed by humans throughout its youth. Take that a little further and consider for safety purposes that the zookeeperss often it by raising it alongside many of the very same animals that it would normally eat in the wild. This naturally wild animal is now acting as a friendwith its natural prey.
So now you have – for all aesthetic purposes – a lion withall of the external qualities of the “King of the Jungle” but none of the inner qualities. It has the potential to command the wilderness as well as the full appearance, but if placed in the wild would be easily conquered. The only solution to ever integrate it to the jungle is to slowly expose it, through a mentoring type of manner, into its rightful position of authority.
Just the same, the business world is often like a jungle. It is filled with employees who have the look, style, and talk, but without the “real world” understanding or experience to be able to “walk the walk.” As employees, although we often know that we have greatness, we must be willing to learn from the leadership that will help mold us into the levels of excellence of which we are capable. As leaders, we must realize the strengths of all of our reports in order to properly develop them into the powerhouses they are meant to be. In all cases, we must value the importance of the training, guidance, and mentorship required to take us from looking the part to living the part. So, let us embrace these important principles so that just as the domesticated lion can gain its true colors and rule the wild, we may also grow into our potential and master our strengths.
~Kelvin N. Broadus
Kelvin N. Broadus is a Life Enjoyment Expert, Inspirational Speaker, and Prophetic Life Empowerment Coach, who helps people to maximize their potential through speaking and coaching services. For more information, go to www.kelvinbroadus.com.