Parable on Leadership Wisdom
A wise woman was invited by the King for a conversation on female wisdom. The King did not like what the wise woman said, constantly interrupting her, arguing why she was wrong. Both of them were having a cup of tea and although the King's cup was still full, the wise woman poured more tea into his cup until the whole table was flooded with tea.
"Didn't you notice", grumbled the King angrily, "my cup is still full?" "Of course I noticed", replied the wise woman. "The cup is full of tea like your mind is full of your own ideas and beliefs. How can I possibly add add my wisdom, if you are not willing to make room for it first?"