Leadership Training


So many color tubes!” wondered Harsh, “what does the trainer has in mind, now?”

For last two days Harsh, a mid level executive in a corporate organization, has been attending this leadership and team building workshop.

Remember participants, it is important to be transparent, fair and clear in your minds. You have to take every member along,”

trainer explained essential qualities of a leader and announced,

Now all  team captains, please collect a tray from the table; work with your teams to evolve a theme, create a doodle and color it.”

 “What is the relevance of convincing all members to create a colored drawing,”

wondered Harsh,

when in real life a team leader has to deliver a potentially profit making top down decision, no matter how socially harmful, environmentally unfriendly, and irrespective of individual inconvenience.

He remembered what his boss often repeated, “we are not working in a democratic organization!”

Word Count: 152

Competition No. 190

This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge  of 5th  Nov, 2018 hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks for reading! Other entries on the topic can be found here.

Photo Credit: Yarnspinnerr

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  1. You might like to look at the leadership model of Yetton and Vroom who basically laid out the conditions under which authoritarian, consultative and democratic decisions made sense. I’ve been thinking about leadership and to help have written stories about two tribes with very different values and that manifests itself in how leadership works. The set-up: The leader of the mythical Veritas seeks a replacement so she devises a series of seven trials of empathy to help choose the new leader. Here’s a link to the first such trial. https://petersironwood.com/2018/08/07/myth-of-the-veritas-the-first-ring-of-empathy/

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