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The character – Xiang has multiple meanings, and the Chinese name is literally translatable as either “elephant’s game”, “minister game” or “image / representationally / symbolic game”
We take teams back to world and time of Sun Tzu...
Try to imagine approximately 600 000 troops preparing for armed combat; this was the total number of troops at the battle of "Li Che", where Sun Tzu first emerged as a military strategist.
If troops got sick or wounded, they died. Some states were completely destroyed and families completely wiped out. The military commanders of this period had to master all their supply lines, enemy movements, tactics and weapons as well as deal with the natural conditions that could not be changed.
Mastering these elements dictated whether they would win or lose.
Both strategy and tactical plans were completely thought out, studied and pondered before action was taken. From the generals downward a clear focus emerged - "Know yourself and know your enemy and you shan't be defeated, even in 100 battles. Know only yourself and not your enemy and for every victory you will face defeat. Know neither yourself nor your enemy and in every battle you will succumb..."
Though combat was always the last option, every leader, general and soldier prepared for battle. These took place with swords, spears, horse drawn chariots, shields, banners and flags. Heavy equipment needed to be carried assembled / disassembled each time the army moved position. Men left their families for months if not years to go to battle with no way of communicating with their loved ones.
Soldiers were inspired as much by the focus of their leaders as they were by their personal determination - a perseverance born of the need to survive!
We have built a full blown military scenario based on the principles taught by Sun Tzu. It is available to run anywhere from banks of Bosphorus in Turkey to the Outback in Australia to the Sand Dunes in Namibia to Foothills of the Drakensburg.
Teams emulate each of their competitors and test dissect their strategies, increase their awareness of their assets and capabilities and compete using the principles of the Art of War.
We provide structured input at the following levels:
This process combined with an amazing array of war games using quad bikes, archery, paintball and clay pigeon challenges provides for an extremely potent learning experience that makes it easy to learn the principles and then apply them to everyday work and market interaction.
Today, in the fast paced world we live in, some 2 600 years on from the Sun Tzu era, organisations face the same life-threatening environment. We may not lose our lives but our sustainable growth is just as much under threat. So the challenges we face are as severe as those of Sun Tzu's troops.
If our team fails to meet targets, we come under pressure. Managers should be masters at motivating teams, providing support and ensuring that their teams are well trained and resourced.
Team members should be able to rely on their superior communication skills, tactical thinking and natural creativity to find prospects, evangelise and close deals. Mastering these skills, in the face of competition from rivals, legislation, economic, labour and social demands, in an environment where buyers are better trained, better informed and have a multiplicity of choice, is the battlefield of the day!
Though attacking rivals is never good business sense nor is it a mark of professionalism, preparing to meet competition for the business is a necessary part of survival.
That's why it is so important to take Sun Tzu's words to heart: "Know your strengths and weaknesses and those of your organisation; know your prospects and clients and know your competitors and you will not lose any sales battles. The lack of awareness of any of these elements places you in danger of losing the business and the opportunity..."
You can not rely on products and services for their success. You can not expect loyalty from supporting clients who are constantly being bombarded with attractive offers from rivals. You can only sharpen your skills, make the paradigm shift from being tactical "foot soldiers" to strategic leaders. And you can win. Book the Art of War - Xiang Qi for your team today.
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