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

    8 months ago

    Really Good one.


    • Tanmay Vora

      8 months ago

      Thanks Wasim. Glad you liked the story.


  2. Nimesh Pandya

    8 months ago

    Absolutely Agree and Inspiring as well !!


  3. Ankit

    8 months ago

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


    • Tanmay Vora

      8 months ago

      Thanks for your encouraging comment, Ankit!


  4. Carl

    8 months ago

    Tanmay, again your 100 words is inspiring -

    Thank you!
    Carl
    @SparktheAction


    • Tanmay Vora

      8 months ago

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


  5. Venkk

    8 months ago

    Excellent


  6. Sandhya Menon

    8 months ago

    rlly good.


  7. Conor Neill

    8 months ago

    Powerful story! Well told ;-)


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