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Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business Paperback – Bargain Price, January 14, 2011
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I use that small example above because as soon as I read it, I felt that every young woman entering the work/battlefield arena should be given this book. However, there are MANY invaluable concepts in this book, real world examples that include amazing women (in ways I never knew before) and "Battlefield Challenge" questions that really gets the brain juices flowing. It calls you to action and that is exciting and rare for a book to be able to do. I highly recommended it!
Note: If you are a Martial Arts fan, as I am, you will find some of the MA references incredibly enjoyable.
I could easily go on and on about the lessons I've learned about myself by reading this book, but I'll just share one more idea that the author presents in the chapter "Indomitable Spirit". I quote: "... passion is critical. If you're good, you deserve to be in a position where the things you care about matter. Your passion defines who you are . . . what does your passion and how you apply it to your work say about you?"
Since I read this, I weigh my actions with a new metric. Am I using my passion to make the best choices? To best direct my energy? To be most effective as a professional? To be effective in relationships in my personal life?
There are many Sun Tzu business books and spinoffs and some are frankly superficial. But this book has deep and powerful lessons on how to live and be a top performer. In particular, it will show you a path to be the best person you can be, and find strength you might not be aware you have.
Of special delight were Becky Sheetz-Runkle's personal stories about her martial arts background and her eventual instruction of martial arts. Her "empty the cup" story is particularly valuable for those wanting to master skills without allowing the ego to impede progress. Sun Tzu's advice not only encapsulates a thoroughly insightful work of strategy for war, but also captures what it takes to overcome self-imposed limitations. An excellent read...
The greatest leaders have been those who have gone into their deep internal core to fully understand who they are and to use their gifts, their authenticity, as a resource to create success, to motivate themselves and others, and to attract and achieve their deepest desires. There's great wisdom in Runkle's writing, as if she herself has been to that place. I know, because I too have been there. It is the place where the impossible can happen, where self-confidence is natural, not forced, where deep relationships form to leverage success for all; and, it is the place where an indomitable spirit can bust through barriers. Heed the wisdom of Runkle. She is the guide you'll want to learn from as you take the journey toward your own personal development for success.
Nanci Raphael, author of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Mastering the Inner World of Business and President of Leadership & Executive Development, LLC ([...])
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Great reference manual to stay sharp
I could read again and again and get something different every time from it.
I really enjoyed this book, and have given it to other women for gifts. Easy to read and understand.Published 15 months ago by Carol Mona, Author, Mom Why Do My Farts Stink?
In a new spin on an oft-studied classic, marketer and martial arts practitioner Becky Sheetz-Runkle reinterprets Sun Tzu's The Art of War for women in the workplace. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Rolf Dobelli
I had high hopes for this book and the premise made sense. Men in business are encouraged to read, study and apply Sun Tzu principles. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by KAdams127
Who knew these ancient lessons of war were so applicable in modern times? The parallels and experiences Becky describes of many business women and leaders throughout history... Read morePublished on May 4, 2011 by Michael Lederman
As a financial expert and martial artist I am always combining the principles of personal and financial self-defense and referring to Sun Tzu. Ms. Read morePublished on March 9, 2011 by Hollis K. Colquhoun
Through her book, Becky has done a great service by making the wisdom of Sun Tzu's Art of War more accessible and pertinent to women. Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by Mark McNeilly
Frankly, I'm amazed at how much I have taken away from this book! As a medical investigator, I've always considered myself a scientist, and the furthest thing from a business... Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by KLRutt
I kind of feel like this book should be called Sun Tzu for Women The Art of War for Winning in "Life" but maybe the author thought that would be too pretentious? Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by C. Kosmicki