Confucianism, Virtue and Leadership: The Focus on Humble Leadership
The Confucian jūn zǐ serves as a moral exemplar for his followers and subordinates. In this regard, Confucian virtues such as benevolence and righteousness are relevant and important for leadership. The virtue of humility has been less explored. Drawing upon the Confucian classics, the paper discusses the features of the Confucian virtue of humility and its contribution to virtuous leadership. Parallels may be drawn among Confucian humility, the Chinese attitudes about leadership, and the increasing focus in the West on humble leadership. The Confucian concept of humility resonates well with recent insights on the importance of humble leadership in business contexts.
Ethics, Confucianism, Business, virtues, humility, leadership
Asian Studies | Law and Society | Leadership Studies
Law, Society and Governance
Handbook on Virtue Ethics in Business and Management
Sison, Alejo J. G.
City or Country
CHAN, Gary Kok Yew.
Confucianism, Virtue and Leadership: The Focus on Humble Leadership. (2015). Handbook on Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. 1-11. Research Collection School Of Law.
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