8-1 Discussion: The Taoist Leader in 2010
“The best rulers are those whose existence is (merely) known by the people. The next best are those who are loved and praised. The next are those who are feared. And the next are those who are despised. It is only when one does not have enough faith in others that others will have no faith in him. [The great rulers] value their words highly. They accomplish their task; they complete their work.” (Ciulla, p.177). Reflect on the reading and, In this topic, answer the following: Are Taoist leaders possible in today’s competitive world? What would a Taoist leader be like in an organization or political office?
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