MVP: Embrace wu-wei
Wu-wei is a concept articulated in the Tao Te Ching. I’m not a philosopher, so don’t fault my interpretation, but I read wu-wei as doing without doing.
Think of that little pebble that drops into a pond and the ripples spread out far and wide.
Such a small action, but such a large impact.
This couples perfectly with number six (leading from behind). At the beginning of an understanding, if I empower the right person in the right way, and they go forth and do great work, I have done wu-wei, having a great impact but doing nothing.
If you believe in servant leadership, you should be embracing this concept.
Intention: Think about a recent challenge that you stepped in to work on. Was there someone else who you could have helped tackle that issue?
Our annual summer tradition is to share the most important things I’ve learned from other people throughout the month of July. This summer we have 20 lessons. You will receive one a day until we are done. If you feel particularly moved and want to share a reaction, please reply!