Are your subjects happy?
Is there surplus going around?
Is dealing smooth and efficient?
Are you content with your performance?
Do you have the vision and the energy to enhance your fiefdoms into a kingdom?
What are we talking about?
How are these questions relevant for a career in finance?
We all establish some position or positions of power, in the many areas of our lives.
These are our fiefdoms.
Inside these, we rule.
Inside these, people or objects seem to be temporarily under our control.
The micro reflects the macro.
Our behaviour while governing a fiefdom hints at what / how we’ll be like when governing a kingdom.
Get your acts together, people.
Good governance is a habit. It starts small. Ultimately, it becomes a way of life.
Your many fiefdoms multiply as you progress into a kingdom of sorts.
Applied to finance, your kingdom is then your market footprint at your peak. Good governance thrown in, you’re rocking already.
How did it happen?
Baby steps of good governance multiplied into giant ones.
It’s as simple as that.
The most coveted things in life are also the simplest ones.