In 100 Words: The Cracked Pot and Leadership

In 100 Words: The Cracked Pot and Leadership

February 5th, 2014 // 5:03 pm @ Tanmay Vora // 13 Comments

An elderly woman used two pots to fetch water, each hung on the ends of a pole. One pot was perfect and delivered full portion of water while the other had a leaking crack. The imperfect pot felt very ashamed and this went on for a year.

One day, the woman told the cracked pot, “Do you see flowers on one side of the road? They are your gift to this world. Knowing about your flaw, I planted flower seeds on your side of the path which you watered”.

We all have cracks. Effective leadership is about handling them well.

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Also Read: Other 100 Word Parables

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Photograph by: Tanmay Vora, Earthen pots arranged on the roadside, India.


Category : Improvement & Development &In 100 Words &Leadership &Leading People &Self Growth &Team Building

13 Comments → “In 100 Words: The Cracked Pot and Leadership”


  1. Wasim

    10 months ago

    Really Good one.


    • Tanmay Vora

      10 months ago

      Thanks Wasim. Glad you liked the story.


  2. Nimesh Pandya

    10 months ago

    Absolutely Agree and Inspiring as well !!


  3. Ankit

    10 months ago

    To the content, the message conveyed and the thought process – “SUBHANALLAH!!!”


    • Tanmay Vora

      10 months ago

      Thanks for your encouraging comment, Ankit!


  4. Carl

    10 months ago

    Tanmay, again your 100 words is inspiring -

    Thank you!
    Carl
    @SparktheAction


    • Tanmay Vora

      10 months ago

      Thanks Carl, for your Retweets and comments here. Much appreciated!


  5. Venkk

    10 months ago

    Excellent


  6. Sandhya Menon

    10 months ago

    rlly good.


  7. Conor Neill

    10 months ago

    Powerful story! Well told ;-)


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