Modern Leadership from Classic Chinese Wisdom — Based on the Management Practice of Commercial Bank Branch

Journal: Modern Economics & Management Forum DOI: 10.32629/memf.v3i4.1021

Weidong Huang1, Yunzhong Huang2, Jiajing Fu3, Xinyu Li4

1. China Construction Bank Corporation Hebei Branch, Shijiazhuang 050000, Hebei, China
2. China Academy of Management Science, Beijing 100071, China
3. Hebei Provincial Department of Finance, Shijiazhuang 050000, Hebei, China
4. Nankai University, Tianjin 300381, China


Since the 19th century, leadership has always been a topic of common concern in the theoretical and practical circles. During this period, a large number of leadership theories have emerged, all of which have analyzed leadership from different perspectives. From the perspective of relationship management, this paper proposes the 5M model of leadership, which divides leadership into five dimensions: managing oneself, managing superiors, managing subordinates, managing colleagues, and managing external partners. Especially in the management of external partners, the 6P principles are proposed. This article provides guidance for holistic cognitive leadership theory, points out the importance of managing external partners and organizational leadership, and provides new perspectives for future leadership research and management practice.


leadership, management, relationship, principle, classic Chinese wisdom


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