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Purpose and Integrity for Sustainable Success in Turbulent Times

About the Book

What is leadership?

Why is this important?

How do you lead successfully?

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP provides timeless answers to these eternal questions. It is a modern reading of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching — a guide for sustainable success in turbulent times.

It is an interpretation of 81 short, poetic sections on leadership, people and how to succeed together in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world where the rate of change will never be slower than today.

You will discover new perspectives on the world, people and their behaviours, get actionable advice on how to lead strategically and effectively, and, learn how to make a difference using purpose and integrity instead of pressure and control.

You will also improve your understanding of China, Chinese ways of leading and strategising since the Tao Te Ching is deeply ingrained in Chinese thinking, decision-making and actions.

A beautifully deep exploration of leadership based on a modern interpretation of my favorite Chinese classic, the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.” Rod Leaverton, Global Strategy & Operations Lead

This is powerful, this is for practical people struggling with business goals.Goran Skugor, Competence Manager

"I love this interpretation of Lao Tzu’s  Tao Te Ching. The insights go beyond what I could possibly imagine. After leading a tech company for more than 26 years there is still so much to learn and study. Thank you Erik for bringing these more than wise words to our attention."  Jørn Larsen, CEO and founder, Trifork

About the Author

Erik Schön
Erik Schön

Erik Schön has successfully developed and deployed strategy for over 20 years in small, medium and large organizations. Hacker, software researcher and system engineer turned leader, executive and strategizer, Erik is leading global organizations in complex product development and service delivery.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction     9
  • Acknowledgements     13
  • Part I: Purpose     17
  • Part II: Integrity     63
  • Sources     131
  • Glossary     137
  • Index     161
  • List of Figures     169

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