Eat slowly

We have seen monkeys, sitting and eating lots of bananas. You too must be thinking, a monkey keeps eating bananas, the whole day. But the reality is something different. They do not eat a lot. They just eat slowly. The digestion process of a monkey is slow, it takes time to break down food to digest completely. The same applies to leadership.

How is the digestion process of your organization? How quickly does your team adapt to a new process? How was the outcome of your last innovative idea? Have you ever implemented something after a long observation but failed later

Sometimes, what we think is not true. Most of the time what our eyes see is exact reality. Our eyes can also be deceived. This is the harsh reality a leader needs to understand. Despite having experience, you can be manipulated.  Your calculation and observations may go wrong. You may see it as a failure for a few days, as it didn’t match your expectations. You may be oblivious to its long-term benefits. So, take it easy

When we bring something new into the system, we expect it will run like before. It will catch the flow soon and will enhance productivity. In reality, it gets stuck. Our fellow workers take time to digest the new process. It can be very much beneficial yet they take time to accept the fact. When you disrupt a process and add something new, it is common, there will be a hurdle. The chaos will be temporary, depending on your ability to change and adapt to new things. The process turns down productivity in the short run but in the long run, it is very much beneficial.

As a leader, you need to come out with innovative ideas regularly. Implement those without worrying about getting stuck. If you keep on thinking about the slow down, you will never be able to double the productivity of your organization. Implementing a new process needs courage and you should be courageous. Every time, you will bring something new to the organization, it will struggle and take time. You need to understand the fundamentals of innovation. It may slow down for a while but it will boom for life long. So, don’t stress out thinking about the negative sides of something, take a chance and enjoy even the shit happens. If you are bold enough to make decisions, you can make it right too.



This scene is taken from the book “Struggle Scream Success.” The author, Banty Barman, a twenty-six years old lone wolf has beautifully depicted 101 leadership lessons for entrepreneurs from his experience of six incredible years in the direct selling industry. Born and raised in Kolkata, WB and completed his graduation from Calcutta University. His first title “A Mistake that changed my Life.” is a love story where he depicted his true love and emotions for his school life girlfriend in it. Contact him at


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