STRATEGIC STUDIES

The Tao of Leadership


STRATEGIC STUDIES PROGRAM CATEGORIES

 

I. General Programs.

 

These programs are designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of strategy and apply strategic thinking and action to everyday life at home, at the workplace, and in social environments.

There are no requirements for these programs.

  • The Strategist and the Sage - The Tao of Leadership.
  • Being Taoist and Leader.
  • An Invitation to Strategic Thinking.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically.
  • Being Strategically Kind.
  • Strategic Cooperation and Team Building.
  • Strategies for Creating a Harmonious Home.
  • Leaders of a Balanced Society.
  • Creating Enlightened Workspaces.
  • Being Strategic, Practical, and Ethically in Challenging Times.

 

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II. Sunzi Programs.

 

These courses focus on understanding and applying strategies described in Sunzi’s Art of War. Learn from the greatest strategist ever lived.

There are no requirements for these programs.

  • Warrior Qigong and Sunzi’s Art of War.
  • Creating Peace with Sunzi’s Art of War.
  • Sunzi’s Art of Leadership and Virtue.
  • A 4-Part Course in Sunzi’s Art of War
  • 1. Learning from the Master of Situations
  • 2. Learning from the Master of Strategy
  • 3. Learning from the Master of Environments
  • 4. Learning from the Master of Leadership.

 

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III. Zhuge Liang Programs.

 

These courses focus on understanding and applying strategies described in the works of Zhuge Liang, one of the most innovative strategist ever lived.

There are no requirements for these programs.

  • Power, Virtue, and Effective Action.
  • Strategic Cooperation and Team Building.
  • Being Strategic in the Real World.
  • Meditating Strategically.

 


How to Win: 36 Ancient Strategies for Success

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala (June 2, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611808278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611808278

Potent advice on how to think and act strategically in business, politics, and relationships--drawn from classic Chinese military and political expertise.


The ancient strategies of war and politics have much to offer us in navigating the complicated challenges we face today--and to help us wisely and effectively meet our business, political, and relational goals.

 

Here, eminent Chinese scholar and Taoist teacher Eva Wong unpacks the wisdom of The Thirty-Six Strategies, a collection of advice encoded in sayings, steeped in Chinese history and culture. She explores strategies attributed to renowned military philosophers such as Sun Tzu and Zhuge Liang (aka "The Sleeping Dragon"), along with other less-known advisors, that were implemented during three of the most chaotic eras of Chinese history--the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period, and the Three Kingdoms.

 

Covering three categories of strategy--proactive, reactive, and desperate--Wong expertly connects the words of ancient military philosophers with timeless advice, as useful today as it was in the Tang dynasty (618-906) when this collection was originally gathered. In Chinese military philosophy and political theory, the thirty-six strategies are considered "yin" or "shadow" in nature, meaning that they operate best in darkness and concealment.

 

As Wong writes, "Desperate times call for desperate measures, and since the thirty-six strategies rose out of times of war and conflict, it is inevitable that they were used to win wars, triumph over opponents, take advantage of situations, and survive when defeat is imminent."



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