Transactional Leadership: Taoism And Buddhism

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Transactional leadership treats work as a transaction in order to let everyone knows where they stand. For instance, an employee agrees to perform specific tasks, if the employer agrees to pay the approximately equal wages. Those specific tasks can be evaluated by the established measurable criteria, if performance does not meet the expectations, the transaction (wages) can be negotiated. In other words, leaders have the leverage to fire or demote its follower. Likewise, a follower who meets or exceeds a leader’s expectations may also negotiate the transaction. This kind of leadership simplifies the way leader manage its business and eliminate the effects of emotion (Johnston, n.d.).
However, transactional leadership could seem to be impersonal,
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That is the mildly misleading version of the story about Taoism’s philosophies and religion strongly influences the Chinese societies by the way of living and thinking about health and health care. Taoists do not believe that life is suffering and that is unlike with Buddhism. Moreover, Taoism believes that life is generally happy but that it should be lived with balance and virtue. Therefore, the official religion of the Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD) is Taoism, but Buddhism is substituted in the later dynasties. Next, Chinese people pray to the god every single morning, pour tea and serve fruits to the god. This is a traditional habit of Chinese culture but not all people do that. It is not as strict as other religions, such as, Islam. However, Taoism is a very different culture and its traditions are different because Taoism believes in nature and being one with the nature. This is the reason if you follow Taoism, you will be taught to go away from the government and respect the natural values, ideas and learn humanity's relationship with the natural …show more content…
First, one should take a position that values honesty and trust other than a position that shows dishonesty and trust. Second, one should adapt himself by taking indirect actions through relationships instead of direct actions through power. Third, one should create and retain harmony between both sides during conflict and negotiation session. Fourth, one should keep a balance between adjusting others, such as making the opponent to change, and adjusting self. For example, take the adapting actions to change accordingly situation in order to achieve win-win negotiation outcomes. If trust exists in conflict management, if decision makers are in conflicts take indirect actions through relationships instead of direct actions through power and try to create and retain harmony towards the parties and all the conflicts will be able to be solved peacefully with a win-win situations. Moreover, adjusting others and adjusting ourselves is the important implication in the balance in conflict management. For example, interacted with each other interdependently and coexist forever with the principle Ying and

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