Picture Post: Doing Vs Saying August 25th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing – GB Shaw

In continuation to the picture blog series, thought of moving to a different chart type (Pie) this time :). There are so many visualizations and let us try to see how we can bring content in these different formats. This blog post was inspired by a simple concept.

I get to see two types of people:

Type 1: Who talks more (broadcasts), and do less.

Type 2: Who does more (caring), and talks less.

These categorization makes interesting stereotyping of people. A typical way to look at the above diagram is Manager (Type 1) Vs Leader (Type 2) analogy. It can also be seen as Doing Vs Delegating. Another way to look at it is, doing charity Vs talking about charity. The list can keep going on and on.

The fun thing about this is, the 80-20 rules are everywhere. I want to know your views on this and the 80-20 rules !!!

Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.

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4 Responses to “Picture Post: Doing Vs Saying”

  1. The quote reminds me Socrates as he said “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” Yes, 80-20 rules are everywhere. Nice description applied to multiple walks of life for the same picture.
    Thanks a lot.

  2. Sahal says:

    Nice thoughts sir,
    In the context of Doing vs Delegating – which one you see as 80% and which one goes 20%, I guess if a Manager/Lead doing 80 and Delegating 20 is not the good aspect but the vice versa is.

    • Vinod Kumar says:

      Sahal – You are right. In case of Manager I am looking at this as Doing Vs Saying rather than Delegating. Sometimes one needs to set example of time, commitment and win the trust of the team. That way when one just talks and misses on execution, the problems start !!! Hope this clarifies. Thanks again for dropping a line.

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