stratagem ” 64 – 68 :# 7 W r i t i n g

stratagem ” 64 – 68 :# 7 W r i t i n g

Format – See below

Incorporation of The Art of War and/or The Principles of War

Incorporation of The Goal and/or the IBM book and/or Onward or other examples

Purpose: To articulate the linkage between strategic thinking and leadership: Leaders need to think strategically to achieve a goal. We want to find an example of this topic in our reading and be able to explain the linkage.

The following pages are relevant for the written assignment and the leadership section of the class.

Art of War – read the following pages – these are for the written assignment

40 – 43

#1: “Laying plans”

48 – 51

#3: “Attack by stratagem”

64 – 68:

#7: “Maneuvering an army”

The pages 45-69 from The Principles of War: just think about what is being said, not the

details – you can almost skim these pages

Format:

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One inch margins

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12 point font, any professional font style is fine

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Double spaced

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Can use some, but not entirely, outline format to list some points, but the points need

to be in complete sentences.

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Single space your name and date in the upper left corner

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If you want to list any references you can do that but not needed

Incorporation of the The Art of War and/or The Principles of War – might help to have one or two

quotes from the book.

Incorporation of the textual material: might help to have one or two quotes or references from

The Goal and/or the IBM book and/or Onward. Think about what happened to Alex or Lou or

Howard and what they did.

Comments:

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Find one point of interest to you and write about it. Just start writing and it will develop.

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Write to yourself, not to the instructor

For example, answer one of these questions or any point that is of interest to you:

1. On page 47

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Sun Tzu states that the leader of the army is the arbiter of the people’s fate. How

does this relate to our books and a topic from class?

2. On page 64 Sun Tzu states that there is nothing more difficult than tactical maneuvering. What

do you think he means by this in relation to our books?

3. On page 45 of The Principles of War, Clausewitz gives three objectives of war. Apply the third

objective to our books and a topic from class.

4. On page 61 of The Principles of War, Clausewitz talks about “a great difficulty.” How does

this apply to Lou and Alex and Howard?

5. On page 61 and the following page of The Principles of War, Clausewitz addresses points that

discuss his topic of “friction.” Comment on one of these points in relation to Lou and Alex and

Howard.

6. You can also apply questions to another situation if you want: campus club, work experience,

sports team, and the like.

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