The Human Capital Managers: Essau and Jacob
They are two jolly friends but as different as Essau and Jacob.
What makes the difference between them is their disposition to how they live their lives. While Essau procrastinates, Jacob takes prompt action on issues whenever they arise. So it happened one day that Essau gradually took I’ll. Instead of him to visit his doctor upon seeing the symptom of his sickness, he kept working until he completely broke down. At this point, he had the one option which is to see the doctor. He had to be rushed to the hospital. The sickness had eaten so deep into him that the doctor had to admit him.
Had Essau acted promptly, he should have spent about two thousand naira on treating the malaria parasite that invaded him. And this act of procrastination cost him, so much pain, time and more money. He paid the huge sum of 60,000 naira hospital bill.
If Essau had taken prompt action, he would not have wasted valuable resources: time and money. And of course, human resources, his health.
Unlike Essau, Jacob has a different disposition to crisis management. Are you a manager? Do you know how to manage crisis? Let’s learn from Jacob’s management style.
When Jacob got a hint of malaria attack, he took prompt action. He immediately saw his doctor who prescribed some drugs that gave him quick relief. He didn’t have to go through the agonizing process that Essau went through.
A good manager, like Jacob, is proactive and takes preventive measures.
A good manager, like Jacob, is proactive and takes preventive measures. What preventive measures can you take in order to forestall a complete or even a partial breakdown in the process of production and rendering satisfying services?
This is just an abridged presentation on The Human Capital Managers, Essau and Jacob by our corporate speaker, Mr Chris Nkwocha. He is a speech coach and an on air personality.