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Leadership lessons from Confucius: perfect harmony

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子語魯大師樂,曰:「樂其可知也:始作,翕如也;從之,純如也,皦如也,繹如也,以成。 (1) (2)
Confucius was talking about music with the music master of Lu. He said: “We can know this much about music: It begins with everyone trying to play together; when it gets in full swing it flows in perfect harmony, melody, and purity of tone until it reaches the end.”

A leader is like the conductor of an orchestra. Your job is to make sure that no matter what their function is everyone and comes together and works in perfect harmony to achieve a common mission. Continue reading Leadership lessons from Confucius: perfect harmony