Friday, February 03, 2012

19: Self Improvement

The wise project manager develops through practicing silence and meditation. 

The Tao
Lao Tsu tells us:

Give up sainthood, renounce wisdom,
And it will be a hundred times better for everyone.

Give up kindness, renounce morality,
And men will rediscover filial piety and love.

Give up ingenuity, renounce profit,
And bandits and thieves will disappear.

These three are outward forms alone; they are not sufficient in themselves.
It is more important
To see the simplicity,
To realise one’s true nature,
To cast off selfishness
And temper desire.


_f_[X] said...

Your post reminds me of someone I used to work that not only was always reading the latest books in management but tried to followed blindly. Since he was CEO of the company that meant that from time to time our objectives and methodologies shifted unexpectedly - usually, every time a method was starting to show results we were changing to another.

There are no words that can illustrate properly what I felt every I say a new Amazon box on his desk...

P M Blogger said...

Ah yes, I know just what you mean. We may even have worked for the same person...