Each week we take one of the 81 verses of the Tao-Te-Ching, pairing it with a toon and connecting the teaching to our work life.
There is so much pressure today to stand out from the crowd, be remarkable. Is this cultural imperative serving us?
Today we’re calling BS on breaking through fear and “feeling fear and doing it anyway”. Fear is not the biggest success blocker, it’s armor.
Welcome to our 3rd installment of the Toon-Te-Ching. Each week we are taking one of the 81 verses of the Tao-Te-Ching, pairing it with a toon and connecting the teaching to our work life.
“You have 2 ears and 1 mouth so you can listen twice as much as you talk.” That’s what my 3rd grade teacher would say. Yet I notice that our culture has shifted to talking more than listening. When did talking become more important than listening?
In today’s installment of the Toon-Te-Ching we look at verse 2. What does it teach us about paradoxes and goals?
How does it feel to be ranked? When you’re at the bottom it feels bad, but being ‘better than’ is just as much of a dysfunction as being ‘less than’. Why do we continually put people in dysfunctional situations? Can a company run without ranking?
How can we make change when the prisoners are also the jailers? Middle managers could be the key.
The Tao-Te-Ching is an ancient Chinese text, a guide on living a spiritual life. In this new WorkBytes weekly feature, we’ll attempt to apply each verse to our work-life. We hope to bring you inspiration and entertainment, plus something to chew on for the coming week.
The conventional wisdom in business is “control and order creates harmony.” What is this core belief is dead wrong?
Do your decisions and actions come from a place of fear, ego or love?