The Tao of Leadership provides practical yet profound philosophy for any leader to implement. Those seeking unique insight into professional development will gain something from this book. Author John Heider Ph.D. adapted The Tao Te Ching applying it to modern leadership. This timeless best-selling book applies to professional and personal environments. Now in its 2nd edition, The Tao of Leadership offers deep wisdom and inspiration for all leaders. John Heider delivers clear, invaluable insight and gives you the tools to learn how to be a wise leader. With a calm, clear mind, you can look at your leadership style closely and see it from a new perspective.
This classic masterpiece offers brilliant words of wisdom. The verses will have you self-reflect and pause for introspection. John Heider breaks down the philosophy of Taoism and the role of leadership. He adds simplicity in his approach to a complex topic. The Tao of Leadership gives practical insight to craft your skills and techniques. Learn about interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. As you continue to develop as a leader, you will gain self-awareness and then can mentor others.
The Tao of Leadership is a practical yet ageless tool to help you become your very best. “Be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to lead.” John Heider teaches the multiple facets that produce great leaders. Heider defines unbiased leadership throughout the book. Through professional development, great leaders “will learn to lead in a nourishing manner.” They “will not be possessive and will be helpful without taking credit. Impartial leaders “will not lead with coercion.”
This book implements profound wisdom to the leaders of today and tomorrow. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies have and continue to use The Tao of Leadership in corporate training. Companies include IBM, Mitsubishi, Prudential, GE, Intel, Converse, the Israeli Intelligence Corps, and more. The book has been translated into 17 languages and holds global relevance for all leadership circles.
“This is a particularly readable and accessible version of a great but difficult work.” Publisher’s Weekly
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J. Werden –
A Must for Anyone in a Leadership Role
I first read this book 20 years ago and my experiences in life have born out its simple truths. Each aspect of wise leadership is laid on one page, which makes it easy to read and refer to, while it speaks volumes about effective leadership. Too often leadership is equated with wielding power, but true leadership is the opposite. It’s about empowering those whom you lead.
A former boss gave this to me as a leadership guide. His advice was to read one chapter a day before work. Really enjoyed it and it helped me tremendously as a leader. Love giving this book to others as a gift. Enjoy.
Dr Purple –
Best Book on Leadership Ever Written
One of the best management books ever written. This book is a must for any principal, superintendent, CEO, CFO, regional manager, or vice president. Anyone who leads groups or leads others in any field will benefit from the practical wisdom offered by Heider. I’ve loved this book for more than 20 years, and there’s a good reason it’s still in print: timeless truths of management and leadership. One can, you know, really use this information in this book to make almost everything better in your organization or life situations requiring leadership and group dynamics. This is not a book about how to get what you want, but about gently nudging the flow for the benefit of all.
Inscrutable Tao Revealed
This book surprised me by being fairly straightforward for the most part but with a strong mystical element. By that I mean, many of the chapters have an obvious lesson and a not-so-obvious lesson. The modern language used is a relief from the direct translations I have tried before. I was encouraged enough by this translation to be willing to tackle the Tao Te Ching again at some point in the future when I finish the 20 or so other books ahead of it on my bedside table and other locations.
Straightforward and Strong
This book surprised me by being fairly straightforward for the most part but with a strong mystical element. By that I mean, many of the chapters have an obvious lesson and a not-so-obvious lesson. The modern language used is a relief from the direct translations I have tried before. I was encouraged enough by this translation to be willing to tackle the Tao Te Ching again at some point in the future when I finish the 20 or so other books ahead of it on my bedside table and other locations
Vera Burchett –
Easy to Understand
Great, easy to understand, and apply commentary on the Tao. Read it daily for motivation and guidance on how to not only be a leader but an around better person.