Tao Te Ching: A Practical Leadership Tip


Timothy’s Thought for Thursday

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


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

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