Dissatisfaction with co-workers, managers, leaders and organizations. No one talks, there are conflicts, sniping, rampant politics, digital email wars, angry texts, tempers and reaction to most anything.
I don’t claim to know as much about planting and growing things as my office neighbor, but the gardener well understands that turning over the soil, aerating it, mixing in nutrients and then planning what direction may be taken in the future, is precisely what we must all do in our lives.
It is the image of an ancient Chinese priest and warrior, born into a philosophy of a minimalist lifestyle having an empty rice bowl and always bowing deeply in humility, self-pity and self-effacement. While there are many positive elements to that image that we should explore, it is also a stereotype that is inaccurate.