Tao of Management: Verse 10

Verse 10:

IN keeping the spirit and the vital soul together,

Are you able to maintain their perfect harmony?
In gathering your vital energy to attain suppleness,
Have you reached the state of a new-bom babe?
In washing and clearing your inner vision,
Have you purified it of all dross?
In loving your people and governing your state,
Are you able to dispense with cleverness?
In the opening and shutting of heaven’s gate,
Are you able to play the feminine part?
Enlightened and seeing far into all directions,
Can you at the same time remain detached and non-active?
Rear your people!
Feed your people!
Rear them without claiming them for your own!
Do your work without setting any store by it!
Be a leader, not a butcher!
This is called hidden Virtue.

My interpretation:

When times are tough, can you stay in balance?
Can you stay flexible?
Can you remember to listen and not just react?
In dealing with your people, can you be open and honest?
Can you be nurturing and supporting?
Can you bide your time and act efficiently and effectively?

Train your people!
Develop your people!
Do so without claiming them for your own!
Do your work without ego!
Build up, don’t tear down!
This is called hidden Virtue.

This is a Tao of Management

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