Wednesday, November 21, 2012

76: Flexible or Rigid

The wise project manager knows that what is flexible and flowing will tend to grow and develop. So he allows the team to go with the flow and things develop naturally, for this is the way of the project manager.

Lao Tzu tells us:

A man is born gentle and weak.
At his death he is hard and stiff.
Green plants are tender and filled with sap.
At their death they are withered and dry.

Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.
The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.

Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.

The hard and the strong will fall.
The soft and the weak will overcome.

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