The classic book The Art of War (or as it is sometimes translated, The Art of Strategy) by Sun Tzu is often used to illustrate principles that can apply to the management of business environments. The Art of War for Security Managers is the first book to apply the time-honored principles of Sun Tzu’s theories of conflict to contemporary organizational security.
Corporate leaders have a responsibility to make rational choices that maximize return on investment. The author posits that while conflict is inevitable, it need not be costly. The result is an efficient framework for understanding and dealing with conflict while minimizing costly protracted battles, focusing specifically on the crucial tasks a security manager must carry out in a 21st century organization.
- Includes an appendix with job aids the security manager can use in day-to-day workplace situations
- Provides readers with a framework for adapting Sun Tzu's theories of conflict within their own organizations
- From an author who routinely packs the room at his conference presentations
Public and private Security Directors, Security Managers and Security Supervisors. Risk Managers, Risk Analysts and Facility Managers (with security responsibilities. Business Continuity Professionals and Emergency Management Professionals.
Chapter 1: Introduction to The Art of War Chapter 2: Be a Leader! Chapter 3: Accepting the Inevitability of Conflict Chapter 4: Know Yourself and Know Your Enemy Chapter 5: Strategic Assessments Chapter 6: Remember What is Really Important Chapter 7: Engage the Enemy Chapter 8: Maneuver Your Army Chapter 9: Adapt to the Battlefield Chapter 10: Avoid Predictability Chapter 11: Collect Intelligence Chapter 12: The Art of War & Homeland Security Appendix: The Armory
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
- 29th May 2007
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"Following a number of authors who have adopted Sun Tzu's The Art of Wat to modern-day business "battlefields," Scott A. Watson, CPP, CFE, has applied the strategist's 2,5000-year old wisdom to the job professional security manager." "Watson divides his application of Sun Tzu into ten basic areas, demonstrating how to reapply advice origianlly intended for Chinese generals of antiquity." "Security professionals who aspire to leadership roles will find much to consider in The Art of War for Security Managers." Security Management, Brent Campbell