The answer is … Both ; each has a role to play . Donkey’s role is to carry load , Horse’s role is to run
The problem is not either / or , problem is that we employ wrong person in right role
When we place a Horse in a Donkey’s role , it is inefficient and when we place a Donkey in a Horse’s role , it is ineffective
Management principles I distil from these learning , are :
To realize that different people can be different ; there are no clones of the type we desire . Some of these differences are ‘ Constitutional ‘ , they relate not just to what a person appears to be , but to what one fundamentally is . Don’t be naïve to presume that our dedication , our tools / techniques will transform a Donkey into a Horse – God has not been able to achieve this feat . One can hope to convert a lazy horse into a high energy one , but not effect a genetic transformation . No amount of efforts , hard work , dedication and materials can convert a barren land into a fertile one , … in the least it’s not worth your time .
This fundamental realization will help use right technique including training with the right animal ; what works on a donkey will be different from what works with a horse .
Above realization will help getting the right person in the right place
To be able to do all of above we need to have an ability to be able to recognize and differentiate a Horse from a Donkey
Finally success is not defined based on how many horses , how many donkeys you have , but by how you place your resources and play with , that maximizes the results
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