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Leadership lessons from Confucius: the thin end of the wedge

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子曰:「藏文仲居蔡,山節藻梲,何如其知也?」
Confucius said: “Zang Wenzhong kept a giant tortoise in a pavilion featuring pillars patterned with mountains and posts above the rafters decorated with duckweed motifs. What does this say of his wisdom?” (1) (2)

Organizations that reach a certain age have rules and conventions that have accumulated like dust even though they are well past their sell-by dates. Do you simply ignore them, or do you make a concerted effort to update or remove them? Continue reading Leadership lessons from Confucius: the thin end of the wedge