The above three schools of thought arose during the long period of warring states in China as per Table 1. Theory of Leadership Based on the review of the three major schools of thought, a tentative conceptual framework has been developed as per Diagram 1.
At level 1: Remove the negative list of an ineffective leader, At level 2: Develop the positive list of an effective leader, and At level 3: Cultivate your own style of leadership based on your personality, preference, and experience. Based on some literature review of the ancient Chinese three major schools of thought of legalism, humanism, and naturalism, a three-tiered leadership model has been put forward as per Diagram 2. The three-tiered leadership model can be categorised into the Yin and Yang properties of the leadership qualities and characteristics as per Diagram 3.
Ruler-ship In ancient China, most ruler-ships can be categorised into at least one of three levels of the above leadership model. A review of the Chinese 4,year history from the Xia to Qing Dynasty reveals more than emperors.
Although it is overly ambitious to condense 4, years of Chinese history into the study of a few rulers, the review hopes to contribute in one way or another to the study of current social psychology and modern leadership. In addition, the strategic approach will be discussed along with the three-level Chinese classical leadership. Thus, it is appropriate to review the works of two ancient strategists of the Chinese military thinkers, Sunzi and Sun Bin both from the Sun family. A brief review of the ancient Chinese rulers and ruler-ships from the Five Emperors and Xia Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty based on the above philosophies in ruling a country is depicted in Table 2.
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Get updates Get updates. Each provides feasts and celebrations including music, dancing and storytelling. Each entertains guests graciously and generously. The people, in turn, respect their obligations to their king, the gods, one another and guests. Everyone lives happily, fully and harmoniously.
Greedy, violent, unrestrained leaders like the suitors create chaos and misery. Good, responsible, admirable leaders like Odysseus promote mutual respect, harmony and happiness for all.
This book introduces ancient Persian leadership wisdom and advice based on values and principles that have endured for over 3, years. While we live in. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu.
The community of the gods provides an instructive counterexample. Zeus remains eternally capable of compelling obedience from other gods not by debate and persuasion but by tyrannical force and intimidation. By contrast, human beings who rely on violence and intimidation are susceptible to violent overthrow: Upon his return, Odysseus slaughters all of the brutal, bullying suitors. He also murders his servants who colluded with them.
Politicians, celebrities and financially successful individuals do not deserve our respect, admiration and emulation because they are good at promoting themselves and their own interests. They do not deserve respect for unrestrained material acquisition and ostentatious consumption. That is, for fulfilling their obligations and promoting the well-being of everyone in the community. A contemporary Robinsonade — York, York.
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