Character-based Leadership

Mark McNeilly

in Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199957859
Published online February 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190252717 | DOI:
Character-based Leadership

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This chapter discusses the sixth principle of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and its application in military situations. Achieving the principles discussed in the preceding chapters takes a special kind of leader. Such leaders have a strong character, can motivate others, can provide clear direction, have a sense of military and diplomatic genius, and work to make the nation stronger.

Keywords: leadership; leaders; military strategy; wars; modern warfare; The Art of War; Sun Tzu

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Subjects: Political Theory ; International Relations

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