The Hound of the Wolf

For the strength of Pack is in the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is in the Pack -Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Power Failure

Power is an important elementin many aspects in life. Without electric power, all electronic machines including the computer I'm using now will be useless. Our modern way of living will regress to the old means. We are going to see the resurrection of coal-powered irons, large banana leaf fans and typewriters. Cars (even the "luxury" ones) shall be phased out simply because the only available type of power by then is mechanical power. The nation will be more agricultural than industrial.

In leadership, power is the leader's backbone to have influence over others. In my opinion, a leader's power is earned not bought or inherited. A person who act as a leader yet does not get his members respect is someone who is just filling out the void. The word for here is POSITIONAL LEADERSHIP. On the other hand, people who earn respect and influence over others displays the true form of power in leadership.

Listening to the news and reading the newpapers led me to the thought that almost everyone now is virtually powerless. There is the president who appears powerless in the eyes of the opposition, the consumers who will have no power over the taxes to be imposed by the E-VAT Law, the politicians who were most of them are just positional leaders, and most of all many Filipinos who until now do not have the power (or should I say "balls")to make a difference the positive way.

By any means, power is can be earn not bought, increases and deteriorates, when fails but can be renewed again. May the real power be among us.