The most exact work on leadership was not written by Donald Trump or Richard Branson. It was written over 2,500 years ago by a Chinese martial strategist.
Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher born in 544 B.C.
Sun Tzu wrote a manual to rivalry and strategy entitled the art of war which has gone on to become the most famed tome on strategy. Its knowledge have been recognized for assisting victories on the battlefields, on the sports field and in the boardroom. At the moment "The Art of War" is mandatory reading in the United States military and CIA teaching rooms as well as boardrooms around the planet.
Although practically every person has heard of art of war very few of those persons have truly read the "The Art of War" and even smaller number have understood theTraining passed down to us. It reads in the vein of a successionof notes as opposed to a book or a guide and over the years scholars have misread Sun Tzu and distorted his views in order to create them excuse their own views.
I have summarized the focal leadership education that I have learnt from "The Art of War" and have used Sun Tzu's own words to illustrate the points. Looking at these early language and making sense of themVia our 2013 eyes may be open to a lot of false impressionbut one thing is clear. "The Art of War" was written for the combat zonebut its lessons are still used successfully in boardrooms all throughoutthe world, in the earlier period, present and will emphatically be used in the years to come.