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The Art of War - Sun Tzu
Transcript of The Art of War - Sun Tzu
In the practice of the art of war, it is best to take the enemy’s country whole and intact. To shatter and destroy his country is inferior to this way. So, too, it is better to capture an army intact than to destroy it, better to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company intact than to destroy them. Hence to fight and win in all your battles is not the foremost excellence; to break the enemy’s resistance without fighting is the foremost excellence. Sun Tzu Said: Influenced the unification of Japan. its teachings was honored among the samurai.
The Department of the Army in US, maintain libraries for the continuing education of personnel in the art of war
During the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s, both General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. and General Colin Powell practiced Sun Tzu's principles of deception, speed, and attacking the enemy's weakness. Legacy: How we measure his leadership? It presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles
Addresses strategy in a broad fashion, touching upon public administration and planning.
Advocates diplomacy and cultivating relationships
Sun Tzu advocated winning without actual fighting
Those seeking to understand strategy in business, law, and life have also turned to Sun Tzu on the Art of War for the wisdom therein.
Are strategies for effective and efficient conflict resolution useful to all who wish to gain advantages over their opposition. Point of View Winning Whole - How to succeed with your resources and
your objective intact
Leading to Advantage - How to prepare and position your
soldiers for victory
Deception - How to keep your intentions secret from opponents
Energy - How to apply force effectively and efficiently
Strengths and Weaknesses - How to find the best path to the goal
Initiative - How to take and keep the advantage in a conflict Principles… The principles in the book are varied and include: "All warfare is based on deception," "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Governed by five constant factors (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline)".
To have well understanding of this text, it is essential to have awareness on Taoism. Principles The text became known through translations by Father J. J. M. Amiot, a French Jesuit priest
It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals
Popular among political leaders and those in business management
The text outlines theories of battle but also advocates diplomacy and cultivating relationships with other nations as essential to the health of a state The Art of War Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher
Born around 544 B.C
Is believed to have written "The Art of War“
Helped the King Ho-lu capture the city of Ying, bringing about the fall of the Ch'u state in 506 B.C
Sun Tzu is believed to have died in 496 B.C History / Profile Maruca Paguaga
Alfonso Perez The Art of War Sun Tzu Authentic Leadership Characteristics
Lead from Conviction
Original, not copies
Base their actions on their values “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
“Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
"The lowest is to attach a city. Siege of a city is only done as a last resort." “When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders.” Culture Clusters and Desired Leadership Behavior: Confucian Asia Self-Protective Leadership Team-Oriented Leadership Humane-Oriented Leadership Charismatic/Value-Based Leadership Autonomous Leadership Participative Leadership The communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong credited his victory over Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang in 1949 to this text.
General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was the military mastermind behind victories over French and American forces in Vietnam, was believed to be an avid student and practitioner of Sun Tzu's ideas
It is now listed on the Marine Corps Professional Reading Program
Business and law schools worldwide added Sun Tzu on the Art of War to their course of study. “If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers.” "A skilled commander seeks victory from the situation and does not demand it of his subordinates." 2,500 years ago a Chinese warrior and philosopher named Sun Tzu (Which means Master Sun) became a grand master of strategy and captured the essence of his philosophies in a book called, by English speaking nations, Sun Tzu on the Art of War.
To this day, military strategists around the world have used Sun Tzu’s
philosophies to win wars and have made Sun Tzu on the Art of War a staple
of their military education.
Those seeking to understand strategy in business, law, and life have also
turned to Sun Tzu on the Art of War for the wisdom therein. For at the heart
of Sun Tzu’s philosophies are strategies for effective and efficient conflict
resolution useful to all who wish to gain advantages over their opposition Preface Sun Tzu strengths are: great military strategists and philosopher.
Weakness as a leader is left to be known as Sun Tzu kept to himself mostly and know one can really pin point his character flaws as a leader. Strength & Weaknesses Taoism modernly known as Daoism is a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao. The term Tao means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that is both the source and the driving force behind everything that exists. It is ultimately ineffable. Taoist Philosphy Leaders motivate subordinates to accomplish designated goals.
Sun Tzu used the Directive Leadership Approach. He would give subordinates instructions about their tasks including what is expected of them, how it is to be done, and the time line when it should be done or completed.
Sun Tzu provided guidance and psychological structure his subordinates. Path-Goal Theory RECAP Question or comments?