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One More Nugget Of Lau Tzu


A few days back I shared my ten favourite Lau Tzu’s quotations. Here’s one more from my list that would be of value to anyone aspiring to be a leader.

As for the best leaders,
the people do not notice their existence.
The next best,
the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear;
and the next, the people hate…
When the best leader’s work is done,
the people say, “We did it ourselves!”
To lead the people, walk behind them.

Lau Tzu

One Reply to “One More Nugget Of Lau Tzu”

  • I have followed this from a young age (one of my favourite quotes i took to heart). My experience however has been that companies do not value this. They value more the people who make the noise because they are more visible.

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