Discovering the Essential Power of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Yin and Yang of Leadership
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Richard L. Henderson
Robert J. Connelly
Annette E. Craven
The focus of this study was to determine a possible relationship between T’ai Chi Ch'uan and organizational leadership. Specifically, this study assessed whether or not the principles and practice o f T’ai Chi Ch’uan can be used to assist with solving problems in organizational leadership. Through a detailed analysis of key principles of T’ai Chi Ch’uan and its movements, the author attempted to demonstrate the effectiveness and relevance of T’ai Chi Ch’uan to organizational leadership. First, the positive physiological, mental, and psychological effects of T’ai Chi Ch’uan on people were considered on an organizational level. Second, the principles o f T’ai Chi Ch’uan were translated into business strategies that may be used effectively in negotiations and communication. Finally, the concept of organizational health was discussed in relation to T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Essentially, this study addressed how T’ai Chi Ch’uan can be used to enhance the organizational health of contemporary organizations.
Lee, Yi-Hsi, "Discovering the Essential Power of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Yin and Yang of Leadership" (2002). Theses & Dissertations. 85.