The Critical Analysis Of Sun Tzu 's The Art Of War

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The Critical Analysis of Sun Tzu’s the Art of War

Introduction

The leadership is an art which is based on invention, determination, irony, and a reflective identity (Grint, 2000).

The Sun Tzu’s the Art of War is an ancient remaining military piece in the world and often considered the best. This book has powerful principles of human behavior and rules of conduct for military leaders. It also enumerates philosophies of war and how to win battles in any situation.

The maxims of a Chinese legionnaires who lived more than 2000 years ago can help modern businesses be more successful (Business Horizons, 1994, p. 1).

The Art of War has a theme that is surrounded to every other theme, especially in respect to knowing self and opposition.

The Art of War Strategic Leadership Principles and Thinking

If we can understand first few chapters of the Art of War, then we will learn many characteristics to apply to our strategic leadership. The Art of War principles of strategies are prudence and the need for good planning, before a decision to wage war is made. According to Shang Chang “the marketplace is a battlefield” for everyone in the business.(Cite? Shang Chang is not in the reference list) Therefore, many business experts believe the Asian business strategies are based on classical military principles (Chen, 1994, p. 1). Because the Art of War’s core subject is military strategy , it stresses the importance of analyzing all features of the

situation before engaging in…
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