Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(1), pp. 64-74, January, 2013         
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Applying Bold Leadership, the Confucian Way

Prof. Dr. Kim Cheng Patrick Low

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


Received December 10, 2012; Accepted 31 January, 2013


In this paper, being a bold leader is examined through the Confucian visor. Through literature and interview research method surveys, the practitioner-author examines what makes a bold leader, the Confucian way, and the ways, approaches and actions in which a person can be bold ala Confucian. These, amongst other things, include standing by one’s values, taking actions – making things happen as seen from the Confucian perspectives, and continuously learning, learning and applying, speaking correctly and being trustworthy as well as being hardy and resilient.\

Keywords: Bold, Confucian leadership and values, strict disciplined leadership, big-hearted, resilient, high integrity, moral courage, prudence, direct and seemingly blunt.


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