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Confucius and Business Management
This paper discusses the philosophies of Confucius and Confucianism as a model for business leadership.
# 60281 | 1,335 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 15, 2005 in Religion and Theology (Eastern) , Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper explains that the philosophies of Confucius stresses ethics, order, stability and morality; concepts to which business and management should aspire. The author points out that, during the time of Confucius' life, "a gentleman" was expected to be "balanced and should be as good an archer as a scholar"; in today's business world, this translates that an effective leader at work should be a well-rounded person, having addition avocations and talents outside of work and putting effort into his or her family and community. The paper relates that Confucius' universal virtues can help business managers overcome obstacles by using his golden rule (written well before the "golden rule" in the Bible): "What you do not want done to yourself, do not do unto others" or, if you expect your employees to treat you with respect and dignity, rather than with scorn and animosity, then do not treat them poorly.

Table of Contents
Confucius as Teacher and Statesman: Establishing a Vision; Stimulating People to Gain New Competencies.
Overcoming Obstacles and Helping People to Overcome Failures

From the Paper:

"Confucius wrote many important works which are studied and utilized today in a number of societies - especially Asian societies. One of his more poignant and profound works is called the Analects (Lun Yu), in which his teachings - and some of his sayings as well as memorable sayings of his disciples - are to be retrieved. "The Analects is regarded as the most influential Confucian text", and though it is not a continuous story, it covers brilliantly and succinctly the areas of virtue, moral cultivation, education, music and government. "Never disobey," Confucius replied when asked about filial piety."

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