Taoist Leadership Ethics

@article{Johnson2000TaoistLE,
  title={Taoist Leadership Ethics},
  author={C. E. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={82 - 91}
}
  • C. E. Johnson
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies
This essay addresses ethical issues raised by the growing popularity of Taoist leadership concepts. Western leaders seeking the benefits of Taoism should first consider its assumptions and how these presuppositions impact ethical decision-making. In philosophical Taoism, principles revealed in creation, not laws or moral codes, guide ethical choices. Ideal leaders exert minimal influence and model their behavior after such metaphors as the uncarved block, the clay pot, the child, the valley… Expand
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