*THE PARABLE OF THE DINING TABLE – (1)*

Food is the most basic human need and so eating is the most constant activity in the home. The dining table is one part of the home no family wants to joke with. For many, it’s a well arranged set of elegant chairs surrounding what may be the busiest table at home while for some, the dining is not more than a sitting point in the home where food is served and consumed. The collective health of a family is a function their eating style.

The events at the dining table simply mirrors the true character set of the family members. Greed, patience, endurance, generosity, ego, attention to details, hygiene, loquacity or taciturnity and in fact most other behavioral traits can easily be detected from the dining table. One who eats too fast for instance can easily be confirmed to be impatient.

The parable of the dining table perfectly compares the dining table with the board room in every business. As family gather round the dining table, so does the leader engages his A-team at the boardroom. The emotional temperature of the boardroom and the characters displayed during discussions speaks volume of the business in question. The comfort in the boardroom may simply be a reflection of the organization’s affinity for excellence and attention to work convinience. As food is dished at the dining room, so is communication served at the boardroom because:

*Effective communication is the food of business*. This parable will take us few days to unravel. But for today, the message is simple:

Do you have a boardroom at all? It’s the most important room in every business place. How organized is your board room, how conveniently set is it? What aids are in there to ease communication and presentations? What do you do in your boardroom? Do you take note of responses at the boardroom? If you think your business is too small to have a board room, then you’re saying your business is too small to grow. Just know that whatever goes on in your boardroom speaks a summary of what will go on in your business.

 

*David Adeniji*
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*THE PARABLE OF THE DINING TABLE – (2)*

TEAM SPEED

In part one of this parable, we made a strong comparison between the dining table and the board room it’s interesting to know that all of the communication that circulates within the business originates actually from the leader. It flows within the team to become actionable plans and then finally gets channeled throughout the organization. There must be no weak link within the team. Now, a weak link is one that cannot transfer the exact measure of strength passed onto it.

At the dining table, the fellow who approaches the eating business with an unusually dull attitude is either sick or has some issues to deal with.

When top executives understand the leader’s vision, it’s easy to translate onto actionable plans that can be implemented throughout the organization. But when they don’t or there are conflicting interests within them that the leader maybe doesn’t know about or chooses to ignore, there will be problems. There will be lots of meetings but little or no visible progress. it is therefore the leader’s responsibility to avoid weaknesses in the team. Ideas must be well thought through elaborately.

Do you have a team? Remember your team is a group of people who believe in your vision, ready to run with it and are not just interested in receiving from you. So check well, not all your employees will fall into that definition. How well does your team understand your vision. It may burn on your head and keep you awake, but that will not automatically communicate it to your team. So from today, device creative ways of keeping your team abreast always of your next move. Picnics, slogans, visits, interactive sessions, incentives, and more should not be absent in your work environment because:

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team –Lee Iacocca

*David Adeniji*
*SOF Project Coordinator*
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*PARABLE OF THE DINING TABLE (3)*
“`APPETITE FOR SUCCESS“`

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THE PARABLE OF THE DINING TABLE

As a little boy, when my family surrounds the dining table, especially for dinner, something rather ironic happens… Daddy is  the eldest and so always has the biggest portion served, but almost always, he may not necessarily eat the biggest portion. Many times, I do. African traditions serve more food to the eldest, but permits him to eat the little his appetite allows him while others served with smaller portions but have bigger appetites honourably help out later. It’s a honour. But it’s rather strange!

So are the laws that govern success! People who are served the biggest opportunities don’t always achieve the most of it. The parable of the dining table today mirrors appetite for food with hunger for growth. A person cannot give what he doesn’t have. All of the prayers in the world will not increase you without your own personal contribution to that growth. Success may seem to be achieved in just a moment, but it takes months and years of preparation. Opportunity (O) comes in a moment, but Preparation (P) takes a lifetime. When both meet. Success (S) is born. If P + O = S , P is usually 100 times larger O.

*So Preparation is the Appetite for Success*

As appetite is the desire to eat food, sometimes due to hunger, so is the law governing growth. A desperate hunger for personal development – in every area – is what you need. An attitude that seeks to be improved by every relationship, every experience, every opportunity; a position that makes the best use of every time and opportunity, learn from other people’s failures and successes and that sees challenges as grasshoppers where others see them as giants. An appetite for growth.

*David Adeniji*
*SOF Project Coordinator*
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*08069462143*

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PARABLE OF THE DINING TABLE (4)

PATIENCE WITH A GOOD ATTITUDE
David Adeniji

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In part one , Communication is the Food of Business, Part two looked at Team speed. Part 3 of the Parable of the dining table stated that the Appetite for Success is Preparation. Today we explain the paramount role of patience in the making of any individual. At the dining table, patience or lack of it is the most evident character trait that will be seen on the members of the family. Mother corrects me about my speed of chewing. “Take it easy”, she’ll urge, life itself happens in a hurry, only the patient enjoys that speed. As I grew up, I had to learn that patience. I learnt it both in easy and hard ways.

I have come to realize that there’s a compulsory time lag between the conception of any great idea and its actual realization. That time-space is usually about 5 years or more. Only a habitual dreamer and doer can confirm that to you. It’s the reason why I sometimes pity people who don’t dream or those whose only dream is how to make more money. By the time they start dreaming, they may have just little time left to realize them. However, no one gets rich by simply fantasizing it. Wealth comes with solving problems. If your solution blesses just few people. You have small money. If it influences millions of lives, you’ve arrived.

But you can simply delay or totally hinder the actualization of your dreams if you’re always in a hurry. Many people dream of being that great entrepreneur and want to have thousands of people on their payroll, yet they hurry out of apprenticeship (employment) without gathering requisite skills or character and financial capital. When they venture out, impatiently, they get frustrated and stuck. Its the reason many entrepreneurs don’t last. Wisdom is profitable to direct. Don’t be in a hurry, cross your T’s , dot your I’s, learn the skills, gather some capital – both character and financial, be mentored – before you make the leap.

Only a patient instructor brings the best out of the student. Patient managers cook out solutions with employees weaknesses as ingredients. Patient parents allow each child to be distinct and different. Never be in a hurry unnecessarily. In every delay, there’s something to learn. Deeply seated in all of nature’s silent moments lies salient lessons that will only be gifted to one who is calm, unassuming and patient.

So today, here’s what the parable of the dining table teaches: A patient person is not just a waiting person but one who is willing to keep a good attitude while waiting.

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