Numerous literatures have been written and umpteen lectures are given on the topic of management. This goes to show that, among all major topics pertaining to business, management is regarded seriously in both academic and professional sphere.
I for one concur.
Managing a firm, irrelevant of its size, scale or scope, is arduous and pleasantly satisfying, both in equal measures. However, it has to be said that the experience that one draws the most solely depends on perspective. A customer showers praises, another is livid of the services offered, an employee performs above expectation and another minding a pivotal role decides to quit – all this can happen in the span of a day. A whirlwind ride indeed.
So is it really possible to keep one’s cool when things unravel for the best and the worst at breakneck speed?
Of course it is. And proof to my claim is replete around the world.
Although I speak of management in the tune of business, in fact the practice is displayed in a wide-range of field, extending from as big as a country to something relatively minuscule as in a family.
If you ask me the secret to excel in managing something, then I would say it is to ‘be a stoic’.
To act rather than react. To always stay above the reasons but below the action. To stay calm in a storm. To take everything with a pinch of salt and be in the present.
Agreed that all these are easier said done than to practice. But then, what isn’t, right?
I personally believe and adore MS Dhoni for his calm and collected persona. I have never seen him too happy in light of tasting success or too sad when faced with defeat. He walks a thin line and he is a master at that.
So here’s to MS Dhoni for showing us all how it should be done.