The primary aim of this study is to promote the maintenance and
enhancement of caring in terms of the theory and practice of leadership to
some degree. Caring is the practice of loving’activities founded on human
relations of depth. To develope the ability of caring, practice of caring has to
Caring as leadership is the calm, gentle power to change the world. The
essence of caring as nature that is the state of the perfect beauty is the
attitude and the activity to produce the happiness. Caring requires the
responsibility on protection, happiness, and support about the cared-for.
I researched Caring as paradigm, character, empowerment and inaction.
Caring as leadership contains the principle of interdependence and intimate
relations in the societies. That of love, gentleness, respect comes from
valuing what is small and negative, and mild or gentle at least in Taoteching.
Caring as paradigm mean the flexible, constructive, optimistic, positive
point of views to understand the world. It is not connected with the classification of goodness and badness or the tests that is predictable
winners and losers. Namely it is the mature viewpoint to understand the
things and situations.
Caring as paradigm is not to interpret things in black and white, not to see
actions and events only as part of a larger context. It is to seize all aspects of
structure totally in conformity with the principle of Tao.
Caring as character contains factors of emptiness, tranquility, affection or
benevolence, frugality, humility, forgiveness, deliberation, inspiration,
emotion, passion, collaboration, reflection overall. Practical methods of caring
as character are engrossment, inclusion, conformation, receptivity, devotion
Modes of caring as empowerment are production without possession,
action without self-assertion, growth without domination. Caring as quite and
moderate empowerment is the capacity to help and support people with the
intellectual and emotional abilities based on the sincerity. Prohibitions, stress,
compulsion, and restriction is not instruments or methods to empower the
Inaction that emerges from tranquility is more important than action with
perfection. Caring as inaction is to instruct without words, and to work
silently. Also it indicates the practice of gentleness, frugality, humility based
on inspiration and passion.
To develop leadership requires silence with action, dedication, prudence,
and patience. In the short run, leadership of caring is to cure and to heal
oneself. Primary methods to cultivate caring as leadership are to increase
careful considerations, tranquility, meditation, contemplation, practices.
I believe that caring as leadership is the very bedrock of all successful
lives. Also I maintain that the practice of it can transform attitude and thought of people more or less.