The Tao of Leadership

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age

Author: John Heider

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 0893346330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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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. This book is used as a Management/Leadership training text by many Fortune 500 corporations, including IBM, Mitsubishi, and Prudential. What others are saying about this book: This is a particularly readable and accessible version of a great but difficult work. - Publisher's Weekly
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The Creative Tao

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age

Author: Pamela K. Metz

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 0893342556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Be inspired to discover and explore new facets of your innate creative potential, while remaining stress-free and focused. Our everyday creative achievements define our individual and unique way of living, which is our creative Tao. Poetic and insightful, this sensitive and understanding interpretation of the Tao shows us how to transform creativity in art into creativity in living. Unveil the creativity dwelling inside you.
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Tao Te Ching

Backwards Down the Path

Author: Jerry Dalton

Publisher: Humanics Publishing Group

ISBN: 0893342319

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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A practical guide to the mystical and a mystical guide to the practical, this book results from a painstaking comparison of thirty editions of the Tao te Ching. The chapters of the ancient original work, synthesized from the author's comparisons, are each followed by detailed paraphrases. These explain the Tao more clearly, yet retain the shrouded truth of the original.
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Understanding Leadership

An arts and humanities perspective

Author: Robert M McManus,Gamaliel Perruci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317915941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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Lao Tzu, Marx, the Buddha, Ibsen, Machiavelli — these are just a few of the world’s great thinkers who have weighed in on the subject of leadership over the centuries. Yet, the contemporary student of leadership often overlooks many of these names in favour of more recent theorists hailing from the social sciences. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective takes a different angle, employing the works of the great philosophers, authors and artists found in world civilization and presenting an arts and humanities perspective on the study of leadership. The authors build their conceptual framework using The Five Components of Leadership Model, which recognizes the leader, the followers, the goal, the environmental context, and the cultural values and norms that make up the leadership process. Supporting the text are a wealth of case studies which reflect on works such as Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People, Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times, Athol Fugard’s play "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys, Lao Tzu’s poetic work Tao Te Ching, and Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony. The authors also introduce studies from various world cultures to particularly illustrate the role cultural values and norms play in leadership. This illuminating framework promotes the multidimensional thinking that is necessary for understanding and problem solving in a complex world. Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective will be a valuable textbook for both undergraduate and postgraduate leadership students, while leadership professionals will also appreciate the book’s unique liberal arts and cultural approach.
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Roots of Wisdom: A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Author: Helen Buss Mitchell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974638

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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ROOTS OF WISDOM, Seventh Edition, invites students to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of perspectives including the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise, and approachable writing style. Mitchell presents striking images to illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance, using fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events, and popular music to bring the issues of philosophy to life for students. This edition includes a new discussion of logos and mythos as laid out by Karen Armstrong, material on calculative vs. meditative thinking from Heidegger, expanded treatment of sovereignty and citizenship with new discussion on the so-called Arab Spring, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Servant Leadership for Higher Education

Principles and Practices

Author: Daniel W. Wheeler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118181379

Category: Education

Page: 208

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"Given the myriad of complex problems facing higher education, it is difficult to imagine that an administrator at any level of the institution could be effective without engaging in servant leadership. Higher education is a service industry and, consequently, this text is a must read for practicing administrators who are committed to effective leadership." –Mary Lou Higgerson, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the college, Baldwin-Wallace College "Finally a thoughtful book on servant leadership with direct application to higher education. Includes many strategies for developing servant leadership in self, others, and organizations." –Dr. Gary L. Filan, executive director, Chair Academy "With Servant Leadership for Higher Education Dan Wheeler brings the gauzy platitudes sometimes associated with servant leadership down to earth in a set of field-tested principles. I finished the book fantasizing about how much better off our colleges and universities would be if our leaders behaved like this!"–Jon Wergin, professor of educational studies, Ph.D. in Leadership & Change Program, Antioch University "This is a must read for anyone thinking about becoming an academic leader. In the academy, it is not about command and control–it's about serving your colleagues. Dan Wheeler's book 'nails it' as nothing is more critical to leaders than success in serving their colleagues." –Walter Gmelch, dean and professor, School of Education, University of San Francisco Foreword by Kent Keith CEO, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
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The Tao of Calm

81 Meditations for Everyday Living

Author: Pamela K. Metz

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 0893343692

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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The Tao of Calm is a book for those seekers of peace in the activities of daily life: Harried parents, pressured office workers, teachers, students, and others who feel that there is never enough time for the desired calm to balance their busy lives. These 81 meditations are modeled after the writing of the Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, whose timeless teachings in the book, Tao Te Ching, have survived through the years. In The Tao of Calm, Dr. Pamela Metz stays true to the spirit and structure of the Tao Te Ching while creating a guide for the readers to find a path of calmness in their lives. The author recognizes that many of us live lives of pressure, anxiety and stress, with little time for centering and reflection. In this book, the poetic images of water, mountains, sky, and earth evoke places of inner and outer calm. The Tao of Calm is a book to complement other avenues of spiritual practice such as prayer, retreats, and meditation. It can be turned to again and again for support, renewal and inspiration.
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