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Listen to your heart
When it's calling for you
Coz I don't know where you are going
And I don't know why?
But listen to your heart
Before you turn and say...good-bye...

So that our sweetest memories can linger on as long as we live...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Next CEO

I am very pleased to share this exciting but thought-provoking short story with you. This story is not written by me, but I only feel obliged to post this in my blog so people can benefit from the lessons of the story as I have myself already done. It was sent to me via my e-mail address by a friend some couples of months back. I really found this story interesting, charming, educating, and thought-provoking. It's really full of compact lifetime lessons and I do hope you can also relate with it and share with your loved ones or whoever personality you come in contact and work with throughout your entire lives. So, Good-luck and enjoy!

Enjoy knowing!
It is interesting!
The Next CEO
A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.
He said, 'It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.‘ The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued.
'I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.
I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.'
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.
Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. 
By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room.
When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes... Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him! When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.
Jim just tried to hide in the back.
'My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,' said the CEO. 'Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!'
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified.
He thought, 'The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!'
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, 'Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!
His name is Jim!' Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.
'How could he be the new CEO?' the others said.
Then the CEO said, 'One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it.
Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!'
Moral of the story?
Share the lessons YOU learnt from the story with every member of your team.
Let’s learn from one another... 
If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant
humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant
consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant
hard work, you will reap success

* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.
'Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back‘. Live our CORE VALUES, and Reap the returns!
Happy  Excellent Service To Humanity!
'Occupy Till I Come'


  1. D2, always proffering a modest way to life. Honesty; they said, is the best policy.

    But in this world of ours, I beseech God our honesty suffices us wt good rewards n not land us into trouble, misery, rejection n penury! I guess you know what I mean.

    However, I shall not be weary of good deeds/ honesty as I caress integrity and keep trudging under the heavy weight that escorts HONESTY!!!

    Tnx 4 dis Goloba!

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed this. It reminds me of a biblical story. Lifelong lessons to be learned.

  3. @Andy...am glad you came by to read n enjoy the story and I do hope the valuable lessons that lies there be practically absorbed. Thanks a lot Man...appreciate your comment.

    @Titi...Yea, a modest way to life gives serenity to the heart. And honestly I do know what you mean, but I'd tell you that...That's the spirit my dear, no matter what, "we should keep trudging under the heavy weight that escorts HONESTY!!!" I also pray God should reward our honesty and good deeds...Amen!

    Thanks for your very inspiring comment Titi..God Bless!

  4. ...and I choose to add: Be a man of INTEGRITY and you'll stand TALL; EXCELLENT; GREAT and SUCCESSFUL. Most importantly, you'll be the BEST amongst EQUALS.

    Beautiful story here, thanks for sharing.

  5. @Bukola...hunnnm...Prolific Hephizbah!...will continue to be as I have always been...u'r welcome...and I thank you too for your beautiful comments always...God Bless!