The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age

The Tao of Leadership Lao Tzu s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader be faithful trust the

  • Title: The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age
  • Author: John Heider
  • ISBN: 9780893340797
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders Heider s book is a blend of practical insight and profound wisdom, offering inspiration and advice.

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    1. I enjoyed this read from the standpoint of the elements of the original Tao te Ching. I've long been ambivalent, though, about the idea of turning these ancient texts into some sort of fly-by-night total adherence to the modern "corporate slug" mentality that was all the rage back in the 90's and even before.Having said that, the sort of organization that would employ these timeless Truths would be an organization that goes beyond the usual "sluggery", into one both enlightened and empowered at [...]

    2. There's a lot of preachy stuff in here -- Heider recommends traditional religion along with the spiritual practice of Buddhism, belief in God and selling your computer in favor of pencil and paper. I haven't read Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, but I'm very interested in it now to see how it compares with Heider's sometimes heavy handed, sometimes condescending, moralistic interpretation. The book is set up with a black and white drawing on the left side, and a short passage on the right side, so the bo [...]

    3. This book was given to me by a friend when I was extremely frustrated and disappointed in a group I am involved with. It is a gentle, persuasive reminder to pursue wisdom and take the higher groundd it reminds us to anticipate joy and mystery. "Water freely and fearlessly goes deep beneath the surface of things; water is fluid and responsiveeom watching the movements of water the leader has learned that in action, timing is everything."Nice to read after a difficult meeting.

    4. An essential read for anyone managing a 21st century organization or community - businesspeople, elected officials, educators, parents, spiritual leaders, etc.

    5. A must-read book on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.

    6. I have read this before, and I love it. It takes the Tao Te Ching and applies it to Leadership in any group setting. I learn something new every time I look through it.

    7. I dove into this because I wanted to see how John Heider's book from 2005 adapted Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching" for what it billed as a "new age." It was a quick read, 161 pages, something you could pick up, put down and come back to again. The book is divided into 81 lessons, no more than 200 to 250 words long under such headings as "success," "spiritual awareness" and "opportunities." I can see how companies like IBM and Prudential and other Fortune 500 companies used this as a leadership training [...]

    8. An adaptation of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, geared toward leaders of all kinds. As a teacher, I have found it both inspiring and consoling when encountering difficult students, parents, administrators, and colleagues. It’s no substitute for the original, but Heider provides a utilitarian adaptation for those of us in leadership positions willing to acknowledge and embrace a non-Western view of reality. Like the original, The Tao of Leadership is a quick, worthwhile read you might pick up and op [...]

    9. Live simpleA profound reflection on true leadership. Tao is a process, quite an old one, but that does not diminish the state of the art philosophy behind the book. Totally recommend it.

    10. Muy interesante, es de esos libros que cada vez que vuelves a leer encuentras nuevo conocimiento.

    11. Pasting from whatsapp:[00:57, 2/24/2016] +972 52-867-9787: Tao of leadership is both beautiful and stupid.[00:57, 2/24/2016] +972 52-867-9787: For it's time, it seems very wise and upon first glance looks like it holds up today as well[00:58, 2/24/2016] +972 52-867-9787: But if you just ask "why?" after every claim of the book, there is never an explanation. In fact, I could reverse all the advice of the book and they'd probably sound just as good[00:58, 2/24/2016] +972 52-867-9787: example, p [...]

    12. I have used this book as a personal and professional resource ever since college! I have read the original Tao te Ching, of which this book is adapted from, and even though the original was designed for different purposes and for a less casual read, I found this book quite useful and moving. I love the easiness of the read; it is concise, inspiring and intricately profound in few words. Each chapter can be used separately as well, if you do not have much time, and/or want to sit and think on eac [...]

    13. Short, succinct reflections on leadership, based on the Tao Te Ching, with a similar zen inspiration. Absolutely miserable editing, not sure they proofread it even once, which was distracting. But the spirit behind it is insightful, and I'm sharing this book with all our managers, especially the newer ones. Here's an example of one I like, "The Group Field" (p 21)."Pay attention to silence. What is happening when nothing is happening in a group? That is the group field.Thirteen people sit in a c [...]

    14. The book is good, but very abstract. It's not only about leadership, but about how to live in general. It has many abstract points about how things work in life, and how we should work on understanding our surroundings. I wished if the book had more real life examples as the abstract points can be very hard to fully and clearly understand. It's the kind of book you have to read many times, and probably you won't understand most of its points until you find yourself in a real life situation that [...]

    15. Seminal book for me in terms of developing (whatever) leadership skills that I continue to work to improve. Came to me by way of being a NOLS student in the late 80's & instructor through 2001 - still relevant and referred to as a Chair of the science department at a complicated, science-centric school here in Portland, OR. Highly recommend it for an alternative, grounded look at leadership skills and attitude.

    16. If you're into discipleship through relationship and smaller groups, this is an excellent resource. I like the approach that a good leader is not followed but rather leads from a place where the influence os not overt. A good leader many times is not recognized because they help people come to their own conclusions rather than forcing things down others throats.

    17. I read this book as part of an online professional development class, but could not relate to it at all. I understand how the vague principles can be applied to a small group of self-motivated individuals, but it's suggestions for the ideal leader cannot be applied to a high school librarian unless the objective involves complete chaos.

    18. Overall, a lot of material for contemplation, but some ideas I didn't agree with, some contradicting ideas and/or out-of-touch with reality, so I'm giving 4 stars. Still better than most management and leadership books, because it's more fundamental. Everyone should let the material through their own filters and I'm sure there is something for everyone. Great easy read.

    19. OK - I give up and I apparently don't give a Tao. In my world I need to read and have a clear understanding of what I just read. I don't have time to read and ponder the meaning of every chapter. Maybe I am shallow or maybe I just prefer books that I can use as a form of escape. This one didn't do it for me. I gave up half way through. To the next reader good luck.

    20. I am grateful for this book. It's teaching me to be aware of what is happening now, still and selflessly. I now understand that I've been forcing my way through life and against others when I should just be present and yielding. For anyone interested in finding peace, read this version of the Tao Te Ching, you'll understand.

    21. I have had this on my bookshelf for years. I love to open it at random from time to time and just read a couple of pages. It calms me down and always gives me something to meditate on. I highly recommend it as Rx for stressed out managers.

    22. A good book with some very simple ideas that gives great examples of true leadership that can be seen in society. This is not a hard to read book. It is pretty short and to the point, but the ideals taught are very meaty and take time to digest.

    23. A good, quick read, formatted like the Tao Te Ching, such that each segment / chapter is a restatement / interpretation of the original with a focus on what it says to leaders. This makes it a good starting point towards understanding Tao, but one that skims the surface.

    24. A very inspirational book about Yin and Yang, Wisdom, Leadership and Buddhism values because Buddhism is Leadership!

    25. I found this book to be a simple book on leadership. It has universal appeal. Reader friendly with one page chapters. self improvement to being centered.d alot more. A good read

    26. Very nice book. The tao simple means the principle of how something works. Good book worth the money $2.50

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