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Tao Te Ching: Belief and Being Oneself

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Being Oneself

The wise leader doesn’t make a show of holiness or pass out grades for good performance. That would create a climate of success and failure, then competition and jealousy follow. Likewise, emphasising material success: for those who have a lot become greedy, and those who have become little thieves.

When you reinforce appearances, people scramble to please. The wise leader pays respectful attention to all behaviour. Thus, the group becomes open to more and more possibilities of behaviour. People learn a great deal when they are open to everything and not just figuring out what pleases the leader.

The wise leader shows that style is no substitute for substance, that knowing certain facts is not more powerful than simple wisdom, that creating an impression is not more potent than acting from one’s center. The students learn that effective action arises out of silence and a clear sense of being.

In this, they find a source of peace. They discover that the person who is down-to-earth can do what needs doing more effectively than the person who is merely busy.

Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider

Insight: 

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching: The Wise Leader is Like Water

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Water

The wise leader is like water.

Consider water: water cleanses and refreshes all creatures without distinction and without judgement; water freely and fearlessly goes deep beneath the surface of things; water is fluid and responsive; water follows the law freely.

Consider the leader: the leader works in any setting without complaint, with any person or issue that comes on the floor; the leader acts so that all will benefit and serves well regardless of the rate of pay; the leader speaks simply and honestly and intervenes in order to shed light and create harmony.

From watching the movements of water, the leader has learned that in action, timing is everything.

Like water, the leader is yielding. Because the leader does not push, the group does not resent or resist.

Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider

Insight: 

“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching: A Leader’s Self-Interest

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Selflessness

True Self-Interest teaches Selflessness.

Heaven and earth endure because they are not simply selfish but exist on behalf of all creation. The wise leader, knowing this, keeps egocentricity in check and by doing so becomes even more effective.

Enlightened Leadership is service, not selfishness. The leader grows more and last longer by placing the well-being of all above the well-being of self alone.

Paradox: by being selfless, the leader enhances self.

Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider

Insight: 

“There is no greater misfortune than not knowing what is enough. There is no greater flaw than wanting more and more. Whoever knows contentment is blissful at all times.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching: A Practical Leadership Tip

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Be Still

The wise leader speaks rarely and briefly. After all, no other natural outpouring goes on and on. It rains and then it stops. It thunders then it stops.

The leader teaches more through being than through doing. The quality of one’s silence conveys more than long speeches.

Be still. Follow your inner wisdom. In order to know your inner wisdom, you have to be still.

The leader who knows how to be still and deeply feel will usually be effective. But the leader who chatters and boasts and tries to impress the group has no center and carries little weight.

Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider

Insight: 

“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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How to Be Courageous and Excel

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On December 2, William Trubridge, World Champion freediver and all round amazing guy, attempted to break his own world record, diving to 102 meters unassisted and returning to the surface. On this occasion, while it was beamed across the world from the Bahamas and watched live in New Zealand on national television, William fell just short of achieving his goal. 10 meters from the surface he called on the help of his safety divers to take him to the top.

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