Door Openers: Spiritual Leadership

Nearly a decade ago, I was scanning the business section of a local bookstore, hoping to find a book that would help me be more effective in a new leadership position at my job. A particular title caught my eye: The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age, written in 1985 by John Heider. The inside book jacket noted:

The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders.

Here was a book that took the teaching from the Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old philosophical ...

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