Thursday, April 21, 2011


A Reflection on Leadership

The best of all rulers is but a shadowy presence to their subjects.
Next comes the ruler they love and praise;
Next comes the one they fear;
Next comes one with whom they take liberties.
When there is not enough faith,
there is lack of good faith.
Hesitant, [the leader] does not utter words lightly.
When the task is accomplished and the work done
The people all say, "it happened to us naturally."
--Lao Tzu (Tao te Ching) XVII

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