Fear not the devil, fear your weaknesses instead:


Howsoever an adverse situation confronts you, it always has two sides –one the situation itself and the other one your mode of reaction to it. What counts more is the mode of reaction you adopt than the situation which hunts and haunts you. Napoleon used to always advise his lieutenants not to feel afraid of the enemy but their own weaknesses, if any. The one weakness, as he said, was the lack of courage and conviction while entering the battle field. This was the message addressed by Napoleon to his army, but factually speaking, it concerns every body in day today life.

Certain mishaps occurred in State Bank of India in the recent past resulting into a large scale confrontation between its top management and the respective Unions/ All India State Bank of India Officers Federation. The situation, as this can well be foreseen, is likely to assume graver proportions in days to come. Who is to suffer ultimately? Obviously the public and the people in general, besides the very personnel belonging to Bank, which can be avoided only when the crisis so obtaining currently is averted. Management always feels that they are a superior lot in the organisation, and then why they can’t be the ones to initiate necessary measures for the purpose remedying the issues through the routine process like bilateral negotiations involving both the Bank and the Federation. The mechanism of bi-partite talks is equally available at the level of all the 14 circles/ unions of the Bank throughout the country, and at these channels too necessary talks can feasibly have a take off in the matter.

There are reports that the management of the Bank, as usual for any management, is searching hard to trace some black sheep or the other some where with an attempt to divide the Federation, and then rule frivolously in an unhindered manner. There are also reports that in some pockets there is some sort of a panic prevailing amongst a few officer members. It may be more of a rumour than reality. Whatever it is, at a juncture like the instant one when the very fundamentals of the Union are hit hard, it is for membership and leadership both to rise to the occasion and see the writings on the wall to gallantly browbeat the aggressor on their basic rights. It is for them to opt between a surrender and a victory. History has it that the fighters for a just cause ultimately did succeed. Choice is theirs –to embrace the victory or lick the toes of the aggressors.

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13 thoughts on “Fear not the devil, fear your weaknesses instead:”

  1. half agree with you. one should be wary of devil because he is very spiteful and we all have weaknesses- so cross your heart and pray that you dont encounter him ever or more, offend him- he is oh so vain!

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  2. EXCELLENT, SIR….. VERY WELL SAID. I ALSO FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHY STATE BANK OF INDIA OFFICERS FEDERATION, WHO USED TO BE A VERY STRONG ORGANISATION, HAVE SUDDENLY GONE UNDERGROUND AND ARE SCARED TO FIGHT FOR THEIR BASIC RIGHTS. YOU HAVE RIGHTLY SAID THAT IT IS FOR MEMBERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP OF AISBIOF TO OPT BETWEEN A SURRENDER AND A VICTORY.

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  3. AISBOF leadership has been castrated into silence and they are too afraid to act. If the trend continues they will lose the ability to react. The leaders have gone into wilderness

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  4. It is quite unfortunate that Union Office Bearers are not prepare to accept the reality.What Napoleonsaid? it is a different matter.There will be a problem that how many members of Union would be aware with the views of Napoleon except few countable on tips.Further, in my opinion it is a difficult task to accept his own weakness and that too at the place where most of the members ars igoist.There is a requirement of devotion in total with complete awareness and need to put up genuine demand in legitimate manner.

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