Friday, April 25, 2014

61: Conquest through Submission

Some project managers always have to get their own way.  They force the team to accept this by overpowering the other team members.  But by forcing the team members into submission they are losing the potential creativity of the team.  

The Way  
A poor project manager may think he is superior to the team.  Even a great project manager should not believe that he is better than the rest of the team.  A good project manager is prepared to be the servant of the team and give way to the wishes of the team.  This way the team will become great and so too will the project manager.  The wise project manager understands this.  

A great country is like a low river.  
A meeting place in the world,  
The mother of the universe.  
The female overcomes the male with stillness,  
Lying low in stillness.  

Thus if a great country gives way to a smaller country,  
It will conquer the smaller country.  
And if a small country submits to a great country,  
It can conquer the great country.  

Thus a country conquers through submission,  
A country conquers because it submits.  
The great country wishes to unite with and nourish the small.  
The small country only wishes to enter and serve the great.  
Each gets what it wants.  
It is fitting for a great nation to yield.  

2 comments:

pavan kumar said...

Hello Friend,

The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!b Keep 'em coming... you all do such a great job at such Concepts... can't

tell you how much I, for one appreciate all you do!

Thanks

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P M Blogger said...

Thanks Pavan,

Always good to get feedback. I hope all your projects are happy ones.

Cheers,
John.