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Mind of Sun Tzu , Applied to Leadership

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2500 years back , what was written by Sun Tzu , becomes the ultimate wisdom on any kind of conflict .

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Mind of Sun Tzu , Applied to Leadership

  1. 1. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session IV: Vision and Mission: Based on Chapter 1 in “The Art of War” – Strategic Assessment
  2. 2. 5 factors for Strategic Assessment <ul><li>Way </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul>
  3. 3. Strategy of Surprise <ul><li>Sun Tzu explains the strategy of making opponents surprised by your moves is crucial fore victory. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Comparative analysis by 5 factors <ul><li>Sun Tzu ask to do comparative analysis on the base of these five factors , to understand who have more chances of wining based on the 5 factors . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Deriving the Vision and Mission <ul><li>Comparative analysis of the 5 factors can derive individual , family and organizational </li></ul><ul><li>vision and mission. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session II: Ongoing Expensive Battles: Based on Chapter 2 in “The Art of War” – Doing Battle
  7. 7. Against Protracted Battle <ul><li>Sun Tzu condemns protracted battle. </li></ul><ul><li>He advises wining in faster , better and cheaper ways. </li></ul><ul><li>He also recommended winning through Intellect then brute force. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Avoiding Expensive Battle <ul><ul><li>Focus on victory of war , not wining battles. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>MIND OF A SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session III: Picking your fights: Based on Chapter 3 in “The Art of War” – Planning an Attack
  10. 10. Wining Strategies <ul><li>Win by plan </li></ul><ul><li>Win by alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Win by force </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wining <ul><li>You win 100% battle when you know yourself and know the environment </li></ul><ul><li>You win 50% when you know yourself ,but not the environment </li></ul><ul><li>You win 50% when you don’t know yourself ,but know the environment </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thought process of Sun Tzu <ul><li>Wining requires deep thinking, detail calculation and long preparation. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session IV: Securing Your Position And Awaiting The Enemy To Reveal Weaknesses. Based on Chapter 4 in “The Art of War” – Positioning
  14. 14. Right positional formation <ul><li>The whole Endeavour should be, to know the form of opponent , but become formless to them. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session V: Force
  16. 16. Force <ul><li>Force comes with focus and momentum. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>MIND OF A SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session VI: Emptiness and Fullness
  18. 18. Emptiness and Fullness <ul><li>Fullness is your areas of Strength . Emptiness is your areas of weakness. </li></ul><ul><li>You should attack the emptiness of the opponent , by the fullness of yours. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>MIND OF A SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session VII: Attack By Deceit Based on Chapter VII in ‘The Art of War’: ‘Maneuvering Army’
  20. 20. Maneuvering army <ul><li>Strategy of surprise is very important for maneuvering army. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session VIII:The Ideal Leader Based on chapter VIII in ‘The Art of War’: ‘Variation in tactics” ’
  22. 22. Variation of Tactics <ul><li>Opponent is my Strategy – Bruce Lee </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to adapt your strategy according to the opponent and his environment. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session IX: Discipline , Moral and Motivation Ideal Leader Based on chapter IX in ‘The Art of War’: ‘Marching”
  24. 24. Motivating Armies <ul><li>Armies are motivated by moral influence (way). </li></ul><ul><li>Good actions should be rewarded </li></ul><ul><li>Bad action should be punished. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session X: Taking Position Based on chapter X in ‘The Art of War’: ‘Ground”
  26. 26. Terrain <ul><li>Knowing the Ground is very important </li></ul><ul><li>Positions should be taken according to the Ground. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session XI: Human Resource Management Ideal Leader Based on chapter XI in ‘The Art of War’: ‘The Nine Situation”
  28. 28. Nine Situation <ul><li>People has to be managed according to situation. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session XII: Utilizing the Media Based on Chapter XII in ‘The Art of War’: ‘The attack by fire’
  30. 30. Utilizing Media <ul><li>Media has a intense influence in Public life. </li></ul><ul><li>Attacking your opponent, through media, is one of the most fiery attack, and should not be used with precaution, as it can backfire. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>MIND OF SUN TZU, APPLIED TO LEADERSHIP </li></ul>Joydip Chakladar Management Guru & Chairman,ISB&T http:// www.isbtbschool.allindialive.org [email_address] Session XIII: Battle of Information Based on chapter XIII in ‘The Art of War’: ‘The use of spies”
  32. 32. Information War <ul><li>Information is crucial for wining a battle on the psychological front. </li></ul><ul><li>Sun tzu always recommends a psychological battle more than a physical battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing the opponent by information is crucial for victory. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Mind of Sun Tzu - Summary <ul><li>Wining requires deep thinking , detailed calculation and long preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing the opponent is crucial for victory. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing opponent and yourself, you can win always any battle. </li></ul><ul><li>Wining without fighting is the best. </li></ul><ul><li>All wars are won by Intellect and not by Brute force. </li></ul>

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