Friday, August 03, 2012

45: Appearing Foolish

When the wise project manager speaks it is often to say something obvious and it can sound simple. The project manager’s stillness may even appear to be foolishness, but it overcomes the team’s agitation. The project manager’s consciousness is what gets things done.

The Tao
Lao Tsu tells us:

Great accomplishment seems imperfect,
Yet it does not outlive its usefulness.
Great fullness seems empty,
Yet it cannot be exhausted.

Great straightness seems twisted.
Great intelligence seems stupid.
Great eloquence seems awkward.

Movement overcomes cold.
Stillness overcomes heat.
Stillness and tranquillity set things in order in the universe.

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