By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to enhance your humanity on the job. Reading time: 3:23.
It’s Saturday morning. The pounding in the kitchen gets louder and louder and LOUDER! The vice president of a large corporation is at home working in his kitchen. With a rolling-pin. Pounding, pushing, pulling, pummeling-–KNEADING the dough– into a delicious bread.
Baking bread from scratch is a therapy as much as a hobby to this corporate vice president. Of course, it would be so much easier and more efficient to bake bread in a machine. Less mess and fuss.
But not as much pure fun and joy. After all, making bread from scratch feels so much more satisfying, much more productive, much more creative.
Baking break from scratch you’re like a sculptor, shaping the dough, filling in air holes and adding value overall to lifeless wad of flour and water that suddenly comes alive, seeming to rise from something more than just the yeast.
Indeed the dough at your fingertips seems to rise as if the baker is performing CPR on the chest of the Pillsbury Doughboy and kneading him back to life.