This 2-days workshop will uncover the capabilities and qualities that define the different types of leaders and their leadership styles which will help to equip business leaders and managers with the knowledge and ability to identify potential followers within their organisation for suitable leadership roles to promote organisational growth and development.
Wisdom is an integration of intelligence with experience and an integration of science and philosophy. Wisdom comes from living, from making mistakes, from listening to others and learning from others. This concept of ‘leadership by wisdom’ is highly relevant to today’s leadership study and development. The wisdom of a leader should embrace the virtues of benevolence and morality with deep insights and creativity in perspective. It is insufficient for a leader to be knowledgeable or intelligent yet far from wise. In today’s context, many leaders at organizational, national and international levels are grossly lacking in the wisdom to lead others. Wisdom is still a deficit in many of our world leaders today. In ancient China, education emphasized on teaching people to be wise rather than teaching people to be smart or skilful. A common Chinese saying is, “Learn to live likewise men.” It is about using what we have learnt and our wisdom to respond to the changing environment.
To the school of humanism espoused by Confucius and Mencius, humanity is the core of all human races. The school of humanism endorsed the virtues of righteousness and benevolence in order for a leader to be effective. On the other hand, the legalistic scholars, Xunzi and Han Feizi emphasized that a leader must occupy the top position of a power hierarchy in order to effectively execute strict discipline and the penal code. To Xunzi and Han Feizi, the roots of a man’s evil nature are his selfishness and greed. The third key school of the hundred thoughts is naturalism put forward by Laozi. To naturalistic, a wise leader is characterized as having profound understanding, with deep insights into Nature and humans. In the process of developing the 5-level leadership model, the works of Mozi, Sunzi and Sun Bin were reviewed and applied.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;
This 2-Day Workshop is customized for senior executives from organizations with International Business. It enables participants to embark on careers with global responsibilities and leadership. It also provides opportunities to deepen essential skill-sets to navigate, lead and overcome the complexity of overseas markets.
Module 1: The evolution of Chinese culture and philosophies.
Module 2: The Principle of Reciprocity of the Chinese classics.
Module 3: The Development of Man model and a brief discussion on the key differences between a superior and an inferior man.
Module 4: Leadership study: An Overview. What is leadership from the Chinese perspective?
Module 5: Discuss the five-level of the leadership model:
Dr. Sheh Seow Wahserves as a Management Consultant, Research Consultant, Seminar and Conference Speaker and Industry Trainer for several institutions for the past 20-25 years in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. His areas of specialization include Chinese classics, Chinese Family Business, Change Management and Research and Leadership and Management.
Currently, he is the Associate Lecturer for Singapore University of Social Sciences, RMIT-SIM (over 12 years) and University of Warwick, the UK for supervising Master degree candidate. He is the Adjunct Research Fellow for University of South Australia successfully supervised 18 doctorate students in Singapore/Hong Kong/China/Malaysia since 2002. He had sat on the Editorial Board of Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies journal.