I worked in a multinational corporation for the last 15 years. Throughout my career, I had the good fortune of working under the supervision of talented leaders, some of whom possessed extraordinary people skills while others were subject matter experts. Insofar as working together as a team, most of these supervisors exhibited the calibre to lead and deliver.
With one exception.
Recently, a special project that I worked on for months bore the fruits of labour. The stakeholders were happy with the business plan and wanted to see the implementation and return of investment. I was seconded as one of the few personnel to work on the project. Along with me, a new project lead was appointed. He assured me he knew the business when I initiated discussions with him prior to his official appointment.
Yet, surprisingly, he was oblivious to the short and long term goals that needed to be delivered by the project team. He was also not familiar with the technologies behind the services, let alone the key success factors. That project lead to say the least, on numerous occasions, displayed poor execution planning and an inability to address stakeholders’ concerns.
He was also in the habit of treating me in a disrespectful manner especially in front of other project members.
I was both frustrated and upset at the same time. My colleagues who worked on the same project felt I was unfairly treated, and they observed that the project lead felt threatened and intimidated.
In my dismay, I consulted with a pastor of Kechara who encouraged me to increase the number of Kawang recitations and Serkym offerings during my daily prayers. I followed her advice to the letter. Within two weeks something happened, interestingly.
The mistakes that the project lead had made were catching up to him. As this was a project under the spotlight, we were asked to give regular updates to the Board of Directors and stakeholders. But because he never tried to understand the business plan nor made any effort to understand the business model, his inability to run the project and implement the business plan was apparent.
Two weeks later, he announced that he was going on a month-long holiday. To everyone’s surprise, we were later told that he would not be returning to the team anymore. The project is now being handled by a tech team comprising of a few of us. At the same time, I have a couple of career offers available to me should I choose to leave the project.
This incident has strengthened my faith in our Protector Dorje Shugden. I am very grateful that my prayers were answered and that this difficult obstacle was swiftly removed by Dharmapala Lord Dorje Shugden through the blessings of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.
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