I gave a talk on ‘the art and wisdom of leadership’ at the Department of Civil Servant Development in the Taipei City Government [yesterday]. It’s relatively easy for me to talk about leadership as I have been a mayor, a premier and a party leader. I have led others and been led by others. However, the audience consists of senior level civil servants, all of whom have a college diploma or university degree and passed the senior level examination. In other words, they are the elite of the Taiwanese society. In Japan, the civil service can determine almost everything – civil servants’ expertise can get things through and can also block them off. Taiwan will gradually go this way. So I shared my experience of what good or damage the civil service can do and hope we can encourage each other [to do good].
‘Gave a talk on “the art and wisdom of leadership" 4 senior civil servants in Taipei City.’