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  1. Govindh,
    got me thinking on a tangent, about how my industry still functions in a old school mindset that fears vulnerability. Yes it’s military, but I don’t mean in some obvious way. It’s It’s fear of vulnerability in business dealings. The DoD often does all its business within a legal framework that is all about fear. Fear that a vendor will sue, fear that a vendor will think about it and the government has authorized work, fear that the vendor will cheat, fear that the vendor will be lazy, incompetent or over eager. Fear that it’s own people will be bad, lazy or stupid. It’s essentially fear of the vendor And fear oof their own people.
    And thus the government, and with its nearly infinite resources, has constructed a business environment that mitigates the fear. When I started in my business eleven years ago, it was afraid of the customer. Very afraid. Everything was hidden. Obviously the bad stuff, but the good stuff too. All risks were existential threats, and should be avoided.
    it was the mirror of its customer.

    Why s it interesting here? Because it’s a great example of what happens when fear drives strategy and tactics. It’s the government, they have infinite resources, so they treated the subject of fear as real, and created a system of rules to manage the risk away. it is a great example of how invulnerability leads to restricted options and minimized outcomes. It’s a great example of why vulnerability issue so important.

    1. Hey John,

      Thanks for sharing – you know, I don’t think your industry is any different from mine. Everyone operates on the same basis and it’s all fear based.

      Just imagine what can be accomplished if we eradicated that kind of thinking?

  2. Very interesting conversation. Fear is a fundamental natural instinct. this is making this whole living world run. There is nothing wrong with fear. It gives us the ability to think and plan better. If the optimist invented airplane, the pessimist with fear invented the parachute. We need to learn to distinguish the imaginary fears and apprehensions we have from the fears of actual practical problems that popup during our journey.
    Our concern for the results create fears of getting success. We tend to make it fool proof and bring in positive results. There is something we look for called “Pratiphala” in sanksrit. It is the expectation we carry in over and above the fruits of our actions. For example growing a good crop is nothing wrong and the fears that the crop may fail if no good care is taken is normal and healthy. But getting good price for the crop is the “pratiphala” This expectation and fear leads to chaos. If we can make this distinction of both the results and “re-results”(?), life becomes a thrilling experience.
    In our organizations we only look for the results and not beyond. so everyone is having the thrill of participating in the most exciting journey. We might not have achieved recognition but we have cognized our actions as our best contributions to the world!

  3. […] fear showing vulnerability to their team. We’ve learned, however, that there’s a strong impact of vulnerability. When leaders let go of that expectation energy and lead by example. The ripple effect will lead to […]

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