Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Leader without a follower 没有追随者的领导者 ...


太上,不知有之;其次,亲而誉之;其次,畏之;其次,侮之。信不足焉,
有不信焉。悠兮,其贵言。功成事遂,百姓皆谓:「我自然」。
---老子
 Lao Tze once said:
"The best leader is when the followers do not notice their existence,
and when the job is done, the people say "we did it ourselves",
it is the wholehearted commitment to help the followers excel
in their task that is the true spirit of leadership.
...
When I was promoted to a manger in the factory, 
my boss told me the following:
"as a leader, your job is to eliminate your role"
so I teach every thing I know 
to my subordinates.
2 years later, he told me the following:
"your job is done, you are no longer needed here,
we will now promote you to the department head"
...
Clearly, my boss was practicing 
Lao Tze's teachings 
...

Ducks at Lotus Pond ...

Payah Indah Wetlands, Dengkil 
巴雅英达湿地公园


27 comments:

Giga said...

Prześliczne zdjęcie : woda, rośliny , kaczki :-). Pozdrawiam.

Lovely photo: water, plants, ducks :-). Yours.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Das ist ein grossartige Foto mein lieber Freund...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Ruth B. said...

A lovely and wonderful photo.

greetings

Joop Zand said...

Very nice shot..... lovely !

Carmen Negoita said...

beautiful picture... cute ducks :)

Isis said...

Hay formaciones que no tienen precio!

Saludos de Isis

Eyeliquor said...

Awesome post Wong!

Karin M. said...

... a very beautiful photo ....
Lao Tzu was a wise man ..
Greetings Karin

Olivier said...

belle promenade en famille ;)

Traveling Hawk said...

the big lotus leaves and the row of ducks are so peaceful...

your boss was a wise man...

Massimo said...

very true thoughts, and wonderful photo !
well done , ciao

Bob Bushell said...

Nice thoughts.

Selma Er said...

very beautiful and a great photo.

UIFPW08 said...

Leader is leader

Kovács Miklós said...

Lovely and lucky moment. Great shot, congrats!
Greetings

teca said...

Ah... lovely...

Hugs.

George said...

Lao Tzu gave some wonderful advice, and you gave us a wonderful picture.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Congrats to you!

Cristina said...

Espléndida fotografía! Un abrazo.

Randy said...

Love that photo!

Cloudia said...

very wise and worthwhile words!

WOW Picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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maia said...

J'aime venir chaque jour au petit cours de "philosophie illustré" que je trouve sur ton blog.
Art et simplicité pour dire des choses profondes

Life Ramblings said...

great thoughts and lovely photo to match.

AGMPRISMA said...

Yous is coolest than mine. My photo and smile is about that is better to prevention accidents to have a happy day.
Greetings Wong.

Remei said...

A photograph that illustrates your story very well ...
I like this type of game photo!
GREAT!

Sciarada said...

Ciao Wong, wise words full of truth!
Have a good day!

Arnaud said...

Reading those things abot Lao tze is interesting. Scrolling down to see this is illustrated by ducks gets funny !