The Tao of Leadership

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

John Heider

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The Tao of Leadership, a timeless best-selling leadership book, provides practical yet profound philosophy for any leader to implement. Author John Heider has adapted The Tao Te Ching and applied it to modern leadership, which you can use in professional or personal situations. Now in its 2nd edition, The Tao of Leadership offers profound wisdom and inspiration for all leaders. 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 that will get you to self-reflect and pause. Heider breaks down the philosophy of Taoism and the role of leadership and adds simplicity to a complex topic. The Tao of Leadership gives effective approaches to craft your leadership 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 the best kind of leader. “Be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to lead.” Heider teaches the multiple facets that produce great leaders. He reminds readers that unbiased leaders “will learn to lead in a nourishing manner, will not be possessive, will be helpful without taking credit, and will not lead with coercion.”

Dozens of Fortune 500 companies have and continue to use The Tao of Leadership in Management and Leadership training programs. Corporations using the book to implement this profound wisdom include IBM, Mitsubishi, Prudential, GE, Intel, Converse, the Israeli Intelligence Corps, and more. The Tao of Leadership has been translated into 17 languages, further cementing its place in global leadership circles.

Editorial Reviews

“This is a particularly readable and accessible version of a great but difficult work.” Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author

Dr. John Heider, a teacher, and Taoist at heart was a prominent figure in the Human Potential Movement. He believed everyone could achieve an exceptional quality of life through learning and creativity. Heider worked at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, starting as a Resident, becoming one of their most memorable facilitators. He then founded the Human Potential School of Mendocino, where he led personal growth and training groups. Heider held workshops to help others maximize their full human potential for over 40 years. Heider wrote The Tao of Leadership in 1985, and it has been translated into 17 languages since then. In 2000, he wrote The Tao of Daily Living. Heider was the son of two psychology professors who taught at Kansas University, and he spent part of his childhood growing up in Lawrence. Heider graduated from Harvard in 1960, Heider received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1968. He left California and returned to Kansas from 1971-1973 and again in 1987, where he had a residence.

Product details

Product details

Dimensions 6 × 9 in
Book Type

eBook – Kindle, eBook – Apple, Paperback

Master ID

9780893340797

ISBN

893340790

Publisher

Green Dragon Books



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Reviews

Reviews

  1. 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.

  2. CB

    Awesome book
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. DB

    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.

  5. Dnta

    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

  6. 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.

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