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The Lao Leadership Style

Lao BanLao Leadership Style” is my own term that I have called the style of leadership discussed here. I hope to study and learn more so that I can expand on this over the coming year.

“Lao” translates into “Senior” as a title in Chinese Mandarin. “Mr Lee”, when given the respect of an elder, would be addressed as “Lao Lee”. Lao, or in this case Elder, can relate to the Father figure, which can sometimes be the Elder Brother. Lǎo bǎn (written as shown in the picture) is the name given to the Boss in China. In this instance, the words Lǎo bǎn is a relatively recent Cantonese addition to the language but its the concept of Elder, or Senior, or Lao Leadership style that I wish to discuss here.

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