Depth of language, limits of leaders

The first three characters in the Chinese saying, 天行健,君子以自強不息, "tiān xíng jiàn" (which have a meaning perhaps something like "heavens in ceaseless motion"). A recent blog article on difficulties China's president Xi Jinping had with some literary references in Chinese bring to mind two separate but intersecting issues: the cultural depth of languages; and language … Continue reading Depth of language, limits of leaders

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[LI] Limits of leadership; dangers of charisma; impossible job

There are limits to an individual's competency, and in large and complex organizations or countries, the role of executive tests those limits. The single leader paradigm is a fixture in our thinking, but are there cases where it is no longer functional? On the flip side, there is a danger in how the charisma of … Continue reading [LI] Limits of leadership; dangers of charisma; impossible job