Chief Kickboxing Officer is not a book about fighting your way to the top of the corporate ladder. It’s about applying the visceral, tactical lessons of martial artistry to the way we think and the way we interact with people. –Jonathan Clements, author of A Brief History of the Martial Arts and The Art of War: A New Translation Business and fighting are two sides of the same coin.
Every businessperson engages everyday in small acts of negotiation and conflict; understanding what characterizes our conduct, and what are its strengths and weakness, will help us develop more effective relationships.
Chief Kickboxing Officer shows how the fighting and business mind sets cross over in this process of discovery and, in particular, what lessons can be learned from a highly refined and scientific type of fighting system: the martial arts. By looking at four types of behavioral and leadership styles and map ping each of them onto a martial art, this book allows the readers to learn lessons best suited to their personality.
- Formal and proactive types that align with the martial art of karate.
- Formal and responsive types that align with the martial art of judo.
- Informal and proactive types that align with the martial art of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
- Informal and responsive types that align with the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).