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Rich Businessman: Mr George Carlos
Designation : Chief Executive Officer
Fisherman : Mr Mike DeSilva
City : Austin Lake Texas USA
Business Name : Alfa Bizz Corp
A Successful Businessman Mr George Carlos Chief Executive Officer Alfa Bizz Corp Austin Lake Texas USA was growing Old and knew it was time to choose a new Successor to take over the Business of Alfa Bizz Corp.
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his own Children, he decided to do something Different. George called all the Young Executives in his Company together.
George said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next Chief Executive Officer for Alfa Bizz Corp .
I have decided to choose One of You
The young executives were shocked, but Mr George Carlos continued.
I am going to give each one of you a S E E D today - one
very special S E E D. 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 Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Bizz Corp .
One Young Executive, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a Seed. He went home and excitedly told his wife Julie the story. Julie helped Jim get a pot, Soil and Compost and he Planted the new 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 Chief Executive Officer Mr George Carlos for inspection. Jim told his wife Julie 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
He took his empty pot to the boardroom. 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 Chief Executive Officer Mr George Carlos 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 Mr George Carlos the Chief Executive Officer Alfa Bizz Corp.
"Today one of you will be appointed the next CChief Executive Officer of Alfa Bizz Corp!
All of a sudden, the Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Bizz Corp 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 Chief Executive Officer knows I'm a Failure!
Maybe he will have me Fired !
When Jim got to the front, the Chief Executive Officer asked him what had happened to his Seed
- Jim told him the story.
The Chief Executive Officer asked everyone to sit down except Jim.
He looked at Jim, and then announced to the Young Executives, " Behold Your new Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Bizz Corp !
His name is Jim !"
Jim couldn't believe it.
Jim couldn't even grow his Seed.
"How could he be the new Chief Executive Officer ?"
the others said.
Then the Chief Executive Officer 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.
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!
* 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.
Nidhi Jain [M Sc Comp]
Alfa Bloggers Group
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