When these people work, they no longer work to sustain themselves. Every task in their working day is concerned with perfecting the work of art called their lives.
The aim of good work is to enable individuals. It is not to build structures. It is not aggrandizement.
It is not good enough for individuals in an organization to strive to do well. It is important for them to have co-operation between team members as well.
Instead we must admire the person who knows what is right and will never violate what is right to get something that he may want.
In this article Eric Traub suggests the corporate world has much to learn about talent from how Tibetan Buddhist monks learn.
When I make what I am doing the purpose of what I am doing then I no longer experience it as the price I have to pay to get a reward. It is its own reward. I am fulfilled by doing it.
At the heart of transactional correctness is personal humility. We are able to put aside our own agenda and see things as they are.
When you put attention to what you should be giving, you become strong and balanced, you cannot be manipulated and easily swayed from what you have decided to do…
Because we live in the context of a culture that uses fundamentally malevolent criteria to appoint leaders we cannot reliably maintain healthy organisations.
There is a direct connection between the humility and trustworthiness of the leader.