In bed, he didn’t lie stiffly like a corpse; at home, he was informal and relaxed. (1)
We are living at a time when the distinction between our working and personal lives has never been more blurred. Thanks to ubiquitous connectivity, we are increasingly expected to be available at all times – no matter what day or time it is. Even if we aren’t answering email, our minds are still busy spinning over work issues in the background like the cogs and wheels of a clock. Continue reading Leadership lessons from Confucius: the blurring of the lines
When Confucius was in his home village, he was unassuming and warm as if at a loss for words. When he was in the ancestral temple or at court he spoke with eloquence but due caution.
Every social situation has its unwritten rules and conventions governing your dress, demeanor, and speech. Do you choose to follow them in order to blend in or to break them in order to stand out? Continue reading Leadership lessons from Confucius: blend in or stand out?
Here is a list of resources covering Book 7 of the Analects of Confucius. You can click on the links below to learn more about the main themes of the book:
Analects of Confucius Book 7: translation
Here is a list of articles I have written about each chapter in the book. Again, click on the links to learn more. Continue reading Analects of Confucius Book 7: resources
When relaxing at home, Confucius was comfortable and leisurely and cheerful and agreeable.
How to balance our working and personal lives? This is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge thanks to the ubiquity of the smart phone and the globalized on-demand economy. Continue reading Leadership lessons from Confucius: relaxing at home