Three Kingdoms’ Leadership in Today’s Context

Course Code: ASK3KL

Three Kingdoms’ Leadership in Today’s Context

Do you wish to take your leadership skills to the next level? The Three Kingdoms Era was a key point in China’s history, showcasing the battle of leadership and wits by great leaders of the time. In our 2-day course, Three Kingdoms’ Leadership in Today’s Context, we will share the history of the Three Kingdoms Era, and apply the teachings of great leaders of that era into our daily lives today.


The Three Kingdoms (三国) era was a period of turmoil and bloodshed for China, with frequent infighting between warlords plunging China into a perpetual state of chaos. However, the ravages of war bore witness to the emergence of heroes and great leaders aplenty, many of whom have been worshipped for generations ever since, for displaying unwavering loyalty, incredible bravery and tactical ingenuity in defending their land.  The tripartite (三分为: 曹魏, 东吴, 蜀汉) struggle for hegemony over ancient China ultimately showcased a keenly contested battle of wits, wills and supreme leadership skills.


Three Kingdoms' Leadership in Today's Context

Within this 2-day workshop, participants will be able to approach the concept of leadership from the valuable insights gained from both the novels, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义) and the “Records of the Three Kingdoms’ (三国志). Participants will also understand the various leadership styles employed by the great leaders Cao Cao(曹操), Sun Quan(孙权), Liu Bei (刘备) and Zhuge Liang(诸葛亮), and complete a profiling exercise to see which leaders’ leadership style represents you the most.


Course Objective – Three Kingdoms’ Leadership in Today’s Context

By the end of the course, you would be able to:

  • Recognise the core leadership styles of the 3K leaders
  • Draw parallels between 3K and modern leadership styles
  • Gain practical tips on the strategic application of 3K leadership and management skills in your own organisation and daily life
  • Realise the importance of succession planning


Alongside this course, participants can also consider taking up the course Applying Three Kingdoms’ Strategies in Your Organization to learn how to apply strategies used by the great leaders of the Three Kingdoms Era in your workplace.

  • Course Dates and Venue

    Course Duration: 2 days (16 hours) 9am – 5pm

    Three Kingdoms' Leaderships in Today's ContextHotel

    September 2015

  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义) vs Records of the Three Kingdoms (三国志)

    2 History in Brief

    3 Leaders are the Core of  Every Organisation’s Management Team

    • Holistic Thinking: Grasping the Big Picture
    • Maintaining Overall Control: Setting a Clear Team Purpose
    • Forming Strategic Alliances: Identifying Gains and Losses

    4 Leaders’ Strategic Thinking and Risk Aptitude Affect the Growth of a team

    • Thinking Twice before Action: Rational Thinking for Leaders
    • Assimilating the Core: Building a Tightly Clenched Team

    5 Delegating Effectively as a Leader (Right person for right task)

    • Selecting the Right Person: Sincerity before Talent
    • Setting Benchmarks: Adhering to Logical Standards

    6 Developing Great Leadership Skills

    • Everything Starts from Oneself: Managing through Virtue and Fairness
    • Steadfast Attitude Builds Loyalty: Assuming the Core of the Team
    • Controlling Emotions: Calm and Acceptance Pave the Way for Great Achievements

    7 Judging Situational Circumstances When Planning for Succession

    • Assuming the Undefeatable Position: Placing Succession Planning Above All
    • Selecting the Right Candidate: Fall of an Empire Begins with Falling into the Wrong Hands
  • Suitable for the Senior Managers, Managers and Project/Team Leader who want to have an insightful discovery of your leadership styles.

    Anyone who is keen to draw inspirations from the rich history of Three Kingdoms to develop a suitable leadership style for themselves in this modern day.

  • “Very knowledgable & passionate about the subject matter. The trainer can quote 3 kingdoms like a pastor. Solid!” – Jonathan 


    “Very engaging trainer with class. Gives a lot of examples that are relevant. Friendly and approachable.” – Shawn Lee


    “The China history is the most useful part. We get to know the leadership of the leaders at that time and how we can learn from them.” – Peter Lim 

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$1,284.00 per participant (Inc. GST)

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