Parables of Leadership: Successful Don

Don is a great businessman with a deep need for inner meaning and security.\n\nFor great businessman read millionaire. For meaning and security read wisdom and groundedness.\n\nDon walks across the corridor to my office a couple of times each week to talk, to reflect out loud. Which is fine by Jack, because Jack is a great listener and a good spiritual director.\n\nDon stays for about half an hour, sometimes longer. They talk, or rather, Don talks, energetically for most of the time. Jack offers his reflections. Don learns. Don is encouraged. Filled up. Refreshed.\n\nWhen Don leaves Jack turns back to his computer and is overwhelmed by his need for inner meaning and security. More correctly, he’s overwhelmed by his need for money. Cash. The need to survive presses in on Jack.\n\nJack’s broke. hack has no work. And no money.\n\nJack wonders again: where can he go to get help with that?

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