“Say that again,” requested the CEO of a well known real estate, during a website review meeting. He was eagerly looking at me to learn a new tech jargon. 

I had the good fortune of interacting with him two more times, during the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) releases. The discussion left a deep impact on me, which then inspired me to come up with this post. In this post, I will explore some of the qualities that has made him who he is today.

  • Embodiment of enthusiasm: In every meeting he was with us 100% – both physically and mentally. He attended all the discussions and reviewed every item keenly. 
  • Knows to appreciate and recognize: Power often blinds the best of us. Though he wielded immense power, it did not in any way affect his interactions with us. He did not boss over, shared his advice politely, allowed others to provide insight, and made discussions interactive.
  • True learner: A learner, in every sense of the word. He’s open to learning even in his 50’s. He constantly questioned us, so he could understand new terminology and memorize them. He was learning, and unlearning at a rapid pace.
  • Knows to say NO: He knows when to cut a discussion or say no and put his foot down to get things back on track.
  • He who can join the dots: For any problem, he was able to foresee how that could impact a larger scenario. He’s like a falcon who could envision situations holistically. He joined the dots to materialize the big picture.

Each one of us has all these qualities and much more.  But we need to invest time and energy on ourselves to bring it out. We must direct them on such constructive qualities so as to live a fulfilling life. 

The above blog is written in collaboration with Mr. Navaneeth Shetty who helped me curate. Thanks to him as well.

Photo curtesy- pixabay.


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