Thursday, November 15, 2012

66: Open and Supportive

What we call leadership consists mainly of knowing how to follow. The wise project manager stays in the background and facilitates the work of the team, for this is the way of the project manager.

Lao Tsu tells us:

Why is the sea king of a hundred streams?
Because it lies below them.
Therefore it is the king of a hundred streams.

If the sage would guide the people, he must serve with humility.
If he would lead them, he must follow behind.
In this way when the sage rules, the people will not feel oppressed;
When he stands before them, they will not be harmed.
The whole world will support him and will not tire of him.

Because he does not compete,
He does not meet competition.

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