Look behind you
Where all animals have two eyes, tigers are the only one who has four eyes. It is believed that tigers have eyes on the back of their ears too. The white spot on the tiger’s ear works as extra eyes. It helps them to predict enemy and prey, coming from behind. We can say, it is the modern day CCTV camera to detect danger. I was amazed to know this and wished; I too had a couple of eyes, to look at who is at my back.
How do you know who is behind your back? How will you predict danger, coming from the back? How do you manage to see your squad in your absence? Who in your squad works as a CCTV camera and keeps everyone under surveillance? How do you come to know what’s happening when you are not around?
Don’t worry, I will not tell you to install a CCTV camera behind your ears. But, if you wish to install one, I don’t have any problem. My objective is to make you aware, how beast-like tigers are so good in performance.
As a leader, you need to be aware of what is happening in your absence. You must know how your team performs, how your near and dear ones talk about you with others. There might be people, spreading rumors about you or ready to chop a knife on your back. You should not give a shit to what others think about you but you must be well aware of their thoughts.
No one knows who is an enemy behind you and a friend on your face. As the world is full of fake people, most of the time we are betrayed by our close ones. In your presence and even in your absence, you are the whole and sole person responsible for the failure and success of your own life and your team too.
To get rid of this problem, you must have some people who care about you genuinely. There must be someone who is an honest and loyal person in your squad. Find them and take all updates from them. Be aware of everyone’s action and if you suspect any, track his every single step, in and out of the organization. They can be a deadly threat or a wonderful opportunity or both at a time. By tracking their steps, you will be aware of the danger and opportunity coming from behind.
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 email@example.com.