Saturday, August 21, 2010

Short Take - GULF TODAY - Dt. 21.08.2010 - Elephant walk policy

Short Take - GULF TODAY - Dt. 21.08.2010 - Elephant walk policy

Elephants - Temple elephants are an integral part in the life of Keralites. Especially, if you are from the Trichur area. The attachment towards the animal are so emotional and sensitive that people even address them by names and from ancient times there are several stories propagating the love and affection between man and elephant. An elephant’s walk is a beauty to watch.

However, imagine a situation if it gets wild. You just have to do a search on YouTube, you will see several videos of attacks by wild elephants killing their mahout or others who come across.

Out of love and passion for the animal, I have developed an important management principle based on elephants, closely following its gentle and beautiful walking style which is a beauty to watch and its actions scaring all when it is wild. I have termed it as Elephant Walk Policy. It is somewhat related to some of the age-old philosophies and principles we normally follow.

The first part of this principle follows non-violence. Be mild - as mild as you can till you cannot tolerate any more when you may change over and follow the other part and be wild and aggressive - as aggressive as you can. Create a wild impact and then let this impact force the results.

Ramesh Menon

To read it in original, please visit GULF TODAY Online.

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