Ego is a heavy suitcase to carry.
Reputation is nothing but a ball and chain.
Escaping the clutches of either
Requires knowing that to become unburdened
Is to give up control.

THE THOUGHT OF CONTROL…
THE ENERGY OF CONTROL…

All of it…

Ego is a burden because it distorts,
Bending perceptions like overly ripe bananas
That sway out of the peel,
Full of suggestion, a temptation to weaker minds.

Reputation is a drag because it shackles,
Leaving a soul stuck in opinion
Where the judge and jury are governing over
Perspective, misconception, and thinking set in mortar.

Together, ego and reputation form “ER,”
The universal sound of frustration.
Both must be jettisoned,
Pushed far away from our reach
If “WE” are ever to reach our full potential.

A change of thought
Might be the most difficult thing
For an organization.
Unified ways of thinking once
Thought to be the linchpins of success,
Can sometimes become the rallying cry
Of dissent and failure.
How much diversity of thought
That is allowed by leaders
Becomes a problem
For an organization looking for consistency.
Yet, it’s the organisms
Who make the organization.
It’s the individuals who make the team,
Each bringing their experience from the trenches
That makes the organization function.
Sometimes the players are in lock step with the mission,
Sometimes they bring a different way of achieving the vision.

How does institutional control
Foster some individual freedom?

Ego…
Confidence…
Understanding…
Trust…