Human Element: A Course in Resourceful Thinking

Overview

Insightful lessons from the great traditions of Asian thought on:

The essentials of wise leadership.
Decision-making without prejudice.
Inspiring loyalty and maintaining authority.
Determining an individual's true character.
Encouraging the best in people.
Achieving ...

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Overview

Insightful lessons from the great traditions of Asian thought on:

The essentials of wise leadership.
Decision-making without prejudice.
Inspiring loyalty and maintaining authority.
Determining an individual's true character.
Encouraging the best in people.
Achieving success without sacrificing happiness.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A glistening jewel of wisdom that gracefully rearranges the tangles of commercial life. The Human Element contains more practical 'management' advice than the last decade's worth of how-to books. Don't read it once. Not even twice. If you care about your business, work, or family you will want to read it for the rest of your life."—Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce and Growing a Business

"Thomas Cleary's new book should be required reading for everyone at IBM and all other endangered corporations. It elucidates the principles of four Oriental traditions including Confucianism and Taoism, to show how they can be useful in the management of human resources. The Human Element is chock full of good ideas for leaders."—Milton Moskowitz, coauthor of 100 Best Companies to Work For in America

Library Journal
The translator of traditional Chinese and Japanese wisdom, as well as a popular writer who applies these ancient ideas to contemporary business management, Cleary here gives brief quotations from Confucius, Taoism, The Book of Change , and Sun-tzu, followed by his own meditative commentary. Each quotation plus commentary is usually one page or less in length, making the book good for browsing. Cleary's purpose ``is to extend the horizon of perception and thought by illustrating insights and ideas triggered by contact with perennial observation and ideas.'' The book is intended primarily but not exclusively for businesspeople; recommended for public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570622052
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,264,180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.
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