The Shibumi Strategy is a little book about a big breakthrough. It tells the story of a hardworking family man who finds himself in crisis when his company closes. Through his struggle, and guidance from unlikely sources, he learns subtle lessons in the form of “personal zen” principles, coming to understand that it is often the involuntary challenge, the setbacks, that harbor the power to transform. When approached as an opportunity — no easy task when simple survival is the first order of business—unforeseen trials can sometimes result in an altogether new lease on life.
- Shows how “personal leadership” can lead to real (and not always easy) breakthroughs
- Includes key lessons on commitment, preparation, struggle, breakthrough, and transformation
- Is based on Shibumi, a Japanese word without literal definition that describes the height of personal excellence, elegant performance, and effortless effectiveness.
For those struggling with personal breakthroughs, The Shubimi Strategy offers a new way to face work and life challenges for balanced solutions.
Keywords: General & Introductory Business & Management, , personal leadership, personal breakthroughs, daruma doll, shibumi strategy, In Pursuit of Elegance, The Elegant Solution, personal zen principles, applying zen principles to business, zen and business, challenges and zen, facing challenges using zen, transformation through zen practices, zen and the workplace, using zen in the workplace, kaizen, Kiki and crisis, Kata (performance routine), Shizen (naturalness, without artifice), Mantra (purpose), Kanso (simplicity, subtraction), Genchi Genbutsu (field observation), Yugen (subtlety), Hoshin (planning, goal alignment), Fukinsei (beautiful/seductive imperfection), Kaizen (continuous improvement), Datsuzoku (break from habit, routine), Hansei (reflection, introspection), Seijaku (quiet, calm, solitude, stillness), Kyosei (balanced harmony), Shibumi (effortless effectiveness)