Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(8), pp. 662-668, August 2012         
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The Confucian Rectification of Names and People/Human Resource Management

Prof. Dr. Kim Cheng Patrick Low

Ph.D. Chartered Marketer, Certified MBTI Administrator and Certified Behavioral Consultant/ Associate Training Consultant, ILIA, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Associate, University of South Australia 


Received 17 July, 2012; Accepted 23 August, 2012


In this article, the practitioner-academician examines the Confucian Rectification of Names and applies it to job titles and human resources management. The paper is analyzed in three parts, that is: i. Should a leader/ manager act or fulfill his or her role and responsibilities? ii. What happens if the title or appointment does not match or fit with the qualities and competencies or skills of the jobholder? and iii. When there is no Rectification of Names, much incompetence can exist and office politics can be rife?


Keywords: Confucius, confucian, rectification of names, competencies, human resource management.


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