An Emerging
Leadership Philosophy


The Sys-Tao Blog


“Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting point and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.”

- Albert Einstein

Welcome to the Sys-Tao Blog

Sys-Tao contains ideas from disparate thinkers in divergent fields of study. “The “Sys” in Sys-Tao metaphorically represents our traditional western ways of thinking, while the “Tao” is symbolic of methods rooted in the eastern traditions. Sys-Tao is therefore an amalgamation, a synthesis, of two worldviews that allow us to better thrive in the world we all inhabit.” When you “staple yourself to an order” as in “Sys-Tao” the acronym, you begin a creative “process” journey that reveals the principles that underpin this new philosophy. Contributions from thinkers referenced directly in the book can be found on the Links page.

The Sys-Tao Blog is another step along this same path, and it stands on the shoulders of even more thinkers and even more ideas that are cross-referenced here for your ease of exploration. Hopefully, it will help us to continually refine these leadership philosophies and to narrow the cultural gap that separates us from what lies ahead.

We invite you to explore, and to share any ideas or materials that you think can contribute to the growing vision of excellence that is Sys-Tao. Just email us at contact@sys-tao.org. Content from any field of thought is welcome.

 Ideas

These posts further elaborate
and expand upon some of the
Ideas that Sys-Tao explores.

 Thinkers

Below are some of the Thinkers
whose posts complement
the ideas found Sys-Tao.

 Fields of Study

The ideas explored in Sys-Tao
represent connections and convergences
found everywhere in our world.
For instance, here they are catalogued
in accordance with various academic
Fields of Study.

Recent Contributions

  • On Leaving a Legacy

    For nearly 500 years, the word “legacy” was used exclusively as a noun to signify a “gift” or “bequest” transmitted from one generation to another. The noun, legacy, carries a wholly positive meaning and represents an act of love, charity and care.

  • Which Circle Are You Standing In?…Pick One

    Two of these three stances are about you: Are you in it for the money? Are you in it to get ahead? Or are you in it to serve someone?

    How will you measure your life? How can you know your life’s purpose? These are not questions that are easily answered.

  • Concept Before Detail: The Chicken or the Egg?

    Which came first: The concept or the details? It is easier for us to understand things when we are first presented with a concept and then supplied with details that allow us to better understand or improve the concept. It is as if “new information” has to somehow attach itself to something we already know in order for us to make sense of it.