06 September 2020

'Rebel Leadership' and Confucianism

The article in inc.com "6 Habits of 'Rebel Leadership' That Most of Us Rarely Practice" attracted my attention. What has leadership had to do with rebels? What are we to rebel about? It turns out that the authors were trying to rebel against the modern values and behaviors caused by the stress on performances and profits-making of the capitalistic society. Human beings are becoming human doing. We are losing our humanness. Gary Hamel has a new book on this "Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them".

A more surprising discovery is that the teaching is a subset of the Confucianism teaching in "The Book of Great Learning 大学".

The following mind-map compares their contents:

So, it seems to support my proposed idea that "modern Western Management is moving towards Ancient Chinese Wisdom" or "Management 2.0 is Chinese Philosophy".

See The Future Of Management is Ancient Chinese Classics
and Integrated View of the Wisdom of Chinese Classics – Future of Management Now

Lim Liat (c) 6 Sep 2020