Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(4), pp. 321-329, April, 2013         
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Human performance improvement and Confucian values

*1Prof. Dr. K. C. Patrick Low and 2Sik Liong Ang

*1Ph.D. Chartered Marketer, Certified MBTI Administrator and Certified Behavioral Consultant/ Associate Training Consultant, ILIA, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Professor of Management and Marketing/ Associate, University of South Australia

2Executive Ph.D. Candidate, MBA, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

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Received April 2, 2013; Abstract


Human performance improvement and performance management are discussed through the visor of Confucian values. In line with the Way of the Tao and filled with Confucian values (‘Heavenly directed’), the Confucian (person) leader, learns and grows in terms of his or her ability or competence, overall character and motivation. There is continuous learning and improvement, and he or she increases his or her ability to become efficient and productive. And not only that, not only being just and with moral courage – in spite of obstacles, he or she takes the challenges; he or she acts and stands tall. This article is an adaptation of Low’s (2013a) ‘Confucian Leadership, D Way’.

Keywords: Human performance improvement, performance management, efficiency, productivity, motivation, Confucius, values; Confucian values.


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