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The Art of War for Small Business by Becky Sheetz-Runkle

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EMBODY THE GENERAL

Sun Tzu is often studied in the context of leadership, and for good reason. He calls for his general to have such attributes as boldness, decisiveness, foresight, disciplined organization, resource stewardship, and sensitivity to the army. This extends to proper care of defeated armies, as we saw in the previous chapter. Sun Tzu is not singularly concerned with winning the battles that are before him. Like you, he’s concerned with the long game.

Sun Tzu offers much for leaders seeking to overcome the challenges that many small businesses succumb to, such as failing to consolidate gains, losing focus, allowing fragmentation to occur within the ranks, and mismanaging resources. It’s only from behind a strong leader that a small ...

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