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Zen and Professional Leadership

Steven Heine

in White Collar Zen

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780195160031
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850273 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0002
Zen and Professional Leadership

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Japanese business and social values. It then describes how Zen combines some of the best elements of two ideal, yet seemingly contradictory, forms of behavior in medieval Japan—the Warrior and the Hermit—which can be effectively applied to contemporary affairs. This is followed by a discussion of the Unmoving Mind, which is characterized by a firmness and lack of vacillation that derives from confidence and inner strength.

Keywords: Zen; Buddhism; business values; social values; warrior; hermit; Unmoving Mind

Chapter.  3485 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Buddhism

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