The Art of Management by Zhuge Liang (Part Two)
December 8, 2021
16 lessons from The Art of Management
by Zhuge Liang, a great strategist during the Three Kingdoms of China.
Three Kingdoms of China, Liu Bei liked to associate himself with heroes and was
noted for his loyalty to friends and his respect for talented people. Due to
Liu Bei sincerity and persuasion, Zhuge Liang gave up his seclusion and spent
the rest of his life helping the Shu Kingdom.
Strategy Four: Acceptance of Advice
A wise ruler is open and receptive to the advice of
his subjects. Nobody is always right at all times and in all situations,
including the King. If a ruler is open, officials will dare to be frank and
provide constructive criticism.
Good advice might be piercing to the ears just as
good medicine often tastes bitter, but more importantly, it benefits the
A wise leader listens to the advice of others,
especially his or her top management personnel. He or she is not stubborn.
When unable to solve a problem, he or she always seeks the advice of experts.
Dr Sheh received his doctoral degree in Transformational
Leadership. Dr. Sheh serves a lecturer with several universities (both local
and foreign). He also serves as an Organisational Behaviour Consultant and
Change Management consultant.
His book The Art of
Leadership: Wisdom from the Ancient Chinese is available on Kindle and
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