Tao, leadership and systems thinking

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When a Master takes charge,
hardly anybody notices.
The next best leader
is obeyed out of love.
After that,
there's the leader obeyed out of fear.
The worst leader is one who is hated.

Trust and respect people.
That's how you earn
their trust and respect.

The Masters don't give orders;
they work with everybody else.
When the job's done,
people are amazed
at what they accomplished.

From the brilliant Ron Hogan translation. Best read aloud by Samuel L Jackson I think.

Keep systems thinking, and have a lovely day!

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