Question

My question is the following one, how to be respected in one's work when we one is department head, when we have to show a strong personality whose one and only purpose is to annoy people and mess the others? Since it is necessary to be released from ones ego and its feelings, how can I still have authority on my personnel?

Answer from Master Kosen

There is no need to give up the ego since it is illusory.
For a leader, there are two rules to apply to be respected.
1 respect and love for its subordinates.
2 To require the same thing in return.

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