As a leader is it better to be a great banyan tree or a simple banana plant.We all love to see a great big banyan tree that takes years to grow and years to fall to the ground. Many people love the shelter it offers, many birds and small mammals also benefit from it. However, if you observe closely, pretty much nothing grows around it. The roots below draw all the nutrition and the shade above takes all the sunlight. After the banyan tree, there's no legacy to continue.
On the other hand, the banana tree allows many other plants to grow around it and every six months another small one begins to sprout. By the time the first plant is ready to die, the second plant is ready to give us the fruit. So, although small, it has a legacy that lives on.
What would you love to be?
(Summary from Leadership lessons: Layne A Lebo)