Zen Lessons: The Art of Leadership

This advisor to enlightened behavior for individuals in positions of authority is predicated at the teachings of a number of nice chinese language Zen masters. Drawing on inner most files, letters, and long-lost records of the tune dynasty (tenth to 13th centuries), Zen classes contains brief excerpts written in language that's available to the reader with none heritage in jap philosophy. This publication serves as a consultant to spotting the traits of a real Zen instructor; it additionally serves as a learn of the nature and behavior worthwhile for the mastery of any place of strength and authority—whether non secular, social, political, or organizational.

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