Leadership Assessment Definition of Leader Term Paper

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Sun Tzu informs that we cannot punish people until they feel loyalty to us: namely, until they consider themselves members of our group.

10. Keep them guessing

This quality may be pertinent only to leaders of a business / corporation. Her Sun Tzu advises keeping one's strategies and plans concealed from one's competitor so that one retains competitive advantage.

III. Conclusion

The Art of War, maintains Sun Tzu, is "a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." (pt. 2)

The same goes for the Art of Leadership. It is also "a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected" and its qualities need to be known and inculcated in order
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to have maximum success in the field.

'Leader' as term may be inchoate, but as many entrepreneurs have observed, Sun Tzu's strategies are remarkably relevant to the modern business man and leader, and spell all the requirements that are necessary for the leader to obtain and retain credibility. They incorporate the different forms of leadership virtues.

Says Sun Tzu:

Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete at all points, the State will be strong; if the bulwark is defective, the State will be weak." (pt.11)

A leader is the bulwark of his organization (i.e. The 'State'). Any person, seeking to be leader, has to be strong for if the leader is complete, the 'State' will be strong.

Sources

Bateman, T.S., & Snell, S. (2009). Management: Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, Eighth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Kotter JP.…

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Sources

Bateman, T.S., & Snell, S. (2009). Management: Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, Eighth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Kotter JP. 1996. Leading Change. Boston, MA: Harv. Bus. School

Schein, E. (1985). Organizational culture and leadership. CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sun Tzu, (2001). The Art of War Wylie, TX: Pickard & Son, Publishers.

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