By Kevin Meyer
As regular readers know, I'm currently traveling in India for a couple weeks. Some business, some pleasure. Today I'm in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, and this morning we visited the Amber Fort high on a hill overlooking the city. Yes, we even rode elephants to to the top.
A painting on one wall of the fort, coupled with the explanation from our guide, made me stop and think. This is Ganesha, Hindu "elephant-god" and Lord of Beginnings and Wisdom.
The symbolism behind Ganesha is interesting:
Think about that. Listen more. Talk less. Peacefully digest all good and bad in life. Actually our guide, a Hindu, described it as "digest all information and make an informed decision." I guess some things are still subject to interpretation. Think big. Concentrate. High efficiency and adaptability. Keep desires under control. In the painting Ganesha is also floating, and our guide said this is to stay above the petty and political.
Think about it from a leadership perspective. Ganesha may be on to something.