Zen and the Confident CEO

It’s how good your decisions are, not how you feel about them.

An AI-generated image in traditional Japanese style of a CEO and a Master.
The CEO and the Master. Image generated with AI by DALL-E.

A CEO came to see a Master, and said: “Master, I’m so proud of my business. I have been leading it for seven years, and never wavered in giving it direction.”

“Your confidence is commanding,” said the Master. “So I gather that you make decisions with good judgement?”

“Certainly, Master. I rely on intuition, and make decisions quickly. When a problem presents itself, I make the call and never look back.”

“I see,” said the Master. “But then I wonder, if you don’t look back, how do you know you made the right decision?”

At that moment, the CEO was Enlightened.

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