Diane Dreher's Tao Leadership Blog

The Strength of Bamboo

February 17, 2018

Tags: Tao Te Ching, leadership, Flexibility

By Hosamwimel - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.
Leaders who follow the Tao have the strength of bamboo. Able to bend, blend with circumstances, adjust to change, and overcome adversity, they can meet any challenge with courage and compassion.

The Tao Te Ching tells us:

The grasses that grow are green and supple.
In death they are withered and sere.
Therefore, the rigid and inflexible
Belong to death.
The gentle and yielding
Are filled with life.


Tao Te Ching, Chapter 76

How can you be more flexible, using the strength of bamboo to meet a current challenge?

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