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Naked Leader Week – 95 (w/c Monday 14 March 2005)
Leadership from a different perspective – yours.
What does this mean?
The Naked Leader is not about me, it is about you, and nl week reflects this in three ways:
1.You decide what is written – send me suggestions for contributions, I particularly seek views that differ or disagree with those of Naked Leader – firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Anthropologists suggest we each have around 30 trusted people in our lives – please forward to your 30, amending anything you wish, and if you wish, remove any reference to Naked Leader.
3. Connect with other forces for good – www.nakedleader.com/force4good. We will connect 1m people together by the end of 2006.
And so we move towards Naked Leader Week 100, when all of the wonderful ideas that you have sent, to connect the forces for good in our world, will come together. Meantime, we have an opportunity for a few weeks of your thoughts and contributions:
This week, thanks to Peter Burke, who sent this – if you know the name of the original author please let me know, so I can properly attribute:
When I was a child I sat an exam
The test was so simple there was no way I could fail
Q1. Describe the taste of the moon
‘It tastes like creation’, I wrote, ‘It has the flavour of starlight’.
Q2. What colour is Love?
‘Love is the colour of the water a man lost in the desert finds’
Q3. Why do snowflakes melt?
‘They melt because they fall on to the warm tongue of God’
There were other questions, they were as simple.
I described the grief of Adam when he was expelled from the Garden of Eden. I wrote down the exact weight of an elephant’s dream.
Today, many years later, for my living I sweep the streets and clean the toilets of the fat hotels.
Why? Because I constantly failed my exams
Why? Well let me set a test.
Q1. How big is a child’s imagination?
Q2. How shallow is the soul of the Minister for Exams
Thank you Peter, for a short and thought-provoking piece. My thought is that we don’t need exams to achieve our dreams, whatever they may be.
With warmest love to you, and to those whose lives you touch, wherever you are as you read this.