Neculai Fantanaru

Everything Depends On The Leader

The Initiate

On February 08, 2010
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Leadership sX-Experience by Neculai Fantanaru

Give the guarantee of a high level of performance, by providing solid evidence to prove the quality of your own functioning and long-term evolution.

The young Prince Ramses, willing to affirm himself, asked his father to name him the captain of the Memphis army. The great Ramses the XII-th, knowing from his own experience how difficult and risky it is to lead only one army corps at such a young age, said he will fulfill his wish only if he proves of being capable of exercising such a position. Simply put, the young Ramses was about to be the subject to a really serious test, the aim of which was his initiation in the art of leadership. That was to be his test of fire that absolutely he had to pass, otherwise he would not be able to become captain, and later pharaoh.

With an army of ten thousand soldiers, prepared for battle, endowed with war machines and everything necessary for an expedition, Ramses had to move to the East, near the city Pi-Bailos. At the same time, Nitager, the head of the army guarding the gates of Egypt from the attack of the Asian peoples, had to go against Ramses.

The movement of the troops commanded by Ramses himself, it was made on a strategic route. Although Nitager had set him a trap, he and his army succeeded in getting out of the trouble thanks to his calculated courage and to his unsuspected skill in choosing the strategy, his extraordinary vivacity and energy, his resourceful spirit.

Because he gained momentum against Nitager, because he managed to gather his entire army and align it in battle positions, awaiting the enemy, Ramses was declared the winner. How big his joy was on the day when he was named commander of the Memphis army ! Now, the path to glory stretches in front of him.

Leadership: How skillful do you look in a SPLIT situation between the momentum of honoring the brilliance of a more lasting vision than your deeds and the privilege of translating the lessons of your deeds into an expression of the intention of making the great step toward glory?

Prince Ramses' wish was that his father, the great pharaoh Ramses the XII-th to initiate him in battle craft, in the activities specific to leading a country. Obviously, it was extremely difficult for someone of his age, not having any kind of previous experience, to go on a mission which had minimum chances of success. How could have he accomplished something that only people of great experience could accomplish? Could he pit himself against an experienced commander, such as Nitager? Could he pass this test of fire which only a few people passed?

Well, yes, it was possible. And that because, certainly, his father, the pharaoh Ramses the XII-th had prepared him mentally in good time, he told him to spend as much time as possible among soldiers, he taught him not to be afraid, to be determined at all times. He always gave him precious advice related to the actions he should make in certain situations, constantly warning him of the risks he may expose.

He had instructed him to follow some strict rules so that, in the future, when he would be the leader of his country, he would be able to command with ambition and wisdom. Never would the great pharaoh have sent his sole heir in a mission that risky, if he had not had a previous mental and physical training, and especially if he had no confidence that he can succeed.

Leadership: Do you have the ability to examine your life facts about the use of the hero image so as to fundamentally change the value of what you represent from a conceptual point of view?

The power lies in the hands of the pharaoh, he has the will, he must also have the skills. The great pharaoh Ramses the XII-th initiated his son in due time the secrets of leadership, teaching him to make good use of his innate qualities, in order to be his successor. And only by testing him, he could realize whether he would be ready or not to face the future challenges.

In his turn, Prince Ramses, courageous and confident in himself, motivated by his father's ambitious goals, driven by the will to make himself noticed, eager to face challenges that others find difficult and intimidating and relying on advices received over time, passed the test with great éclat, proving that he would be fitted to command an entire army and to be his father's successor.

Ramses offered the guarantee of a high level of performance, making proof of his own "functioning" and long-term evolution. He represented the core of a concept that can be defined as follows: "Time must be pushed beyond the boundaries of the temporary so that you can deal with the mysterious challenges of fate."

To examine your life’s facts about using the image of a hero is to maximize your personal skills by using the test results as a lever to validate the undisputable proofs of an a priori knowledge in an attempt to cross the transition spheres of ascension from the condition of "marginal" to that of an "exception to the rule".

The value you get on the journey of leadership depends on the task you initiate and which you end up with, without being experienced enough in the field but tenacious enough to produce a complementary effect of individualism approaches that compensate for the persistence of an underground of a strategic nature.

Conclusion: At one point, there is a crossroad in a man's life when he must decide where to go and, of course, what field to be initiated in. Once the decision is taken, he must be receptive and interested, for, otherwise, he would fail. Nobody will be able to excel in a field if he is not able, open and does not have the will to excel in that field.

Starting to initiate in a field, and then abandon it, means you are like a straw floating on high waters, going where the wind blows, means that you are satisfied with the crumbles that life and change give you, instead of grabbing the greater share. The choice is yours !

Give the guarantee of a high level of performance, by providing solid evidence to prove the quality of your own functioning and long-term evolution.

* Note: Boleslaw Prus - Pharaoh , Editura pentru literatura universala, 1961.

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