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A gently guiding way to embrace collaboration. Action oriented, ego-less leadership, being a Sage and a Guide. Wonderful self-reflection ppt.

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Taoof leadership2

  1. 1. The Tao of Leadership: Guide on the Side or Sage on the Stage The Tao as Way The Tao as way Te: Virtue/Power The Leader as Sage The Leader as Guide Three great treasures True virtue Non-action
  2. 2. The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin Tao: The Way of all particular things. Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations. Ch. 1 Trans. Stephen Mitchell
  3. 3. The Tao doesn't take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn't take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners. The Tao is like a bellows: it is empty yet infinitely capable. Tao: The way The more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you understand. Hold on to the center. Ch. 5 Trans. Stephen Mitchell
  4. 4. Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue. Ch. 10 Trans. Stephen Mitchell Te: Virtue-Power
  5. 5. THE SAGE is one with the Tao accepts and integrates opposites does (is) more with less “wanders” freely and easily lives simply & acts spontaneously radiates possibility
  6. 6. THE GUIDE expresses Te naturally explores range and perspective is free from a sense of self lets go activates energy enhances creativity
  7. 7. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. The Sage as These three are your greatest treasures. Leader Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.
  8. 8. Encouraging people and cultivating them; The Sage as Encouraging them without taking over; Working but taking no credit;Leader Leading but taking no control; This is virtue: the mysterious Te.
  9. 9. Sound harmonizes with Silence. And those ahead dance with those behind. Knowing this, the sage embraces Non-action in her daily life. Her practice is a teaching without words. She pays attention to things As they come to her. She does not turn away.

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