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Leadership of Mao Zedong
RXE
Chen Qianqian
3011521
November 4, 2010

Content
Abstract …………………………………………3 Introduction………………………………………4 Biography
Family ……………………………………5 Education – Self-study……………………5 Revolutionary road
Into the party’s central power………6 Conquest Kuomintang………………7 Rebuild China………………………8 Leadership traits
Assertiveness………………………………9
Initiative …………………………………10
Forward-looking……………………………11
Social perception……………………………11
Leadership behaviors
Charismatic…………………………………12
Directive……………………………………13
Application in hospitality………………………14 Conclusion……………………………………14

ABSTRAC
Mao Zedong is a legend in China, his ideology was studied by thousands of experts. He has very strong personality, so how can hospitality managers learn something from it? In this paper, there will be a brief analysis of Mao’s leadership. Mao’s traits include assertive, initiative, long-vision and social conception. His majority leadership behaviors are charisma and directive.

Introduction
In the year of 1906, there was a remote and unenlightened village located in the middle-southern of China. One afternoon, a boy of 13 years’ old just ended a quarrel against his father-a tough man who treated him as a laborer- and win himself much time enjoying a book called < The Romance of the Three Kingdoms>. He never thought he could transform the history of the country, shake the whole world, and become a controversial issue that would not fade away even after decades of his death. At that time, he was sitting behind a tomb, leaning to a big tree, and reading the legend book, which might be a hint that predicts his revolutionary life. ( Chang & Halliday, 2005) Chairman Mao Zedong, who became well known after the Long March, used to be regarded as savior of the nation in China. Now he is officially appraised as great revolutionary, strategist, military mastermind, theorist, and leader of Communist Party of China and Peoples’ Republic of China. Yet the great man is charged to response for the 40 to 70 million deaths in the peacetime by launching the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. (Philip, 2001) However, as the son of a farmer, who even did no obtain a diploma, he made numberless elites support around him, defied any threat and pressure from Stalin, and is admired by many distinguished luminaries trough time.( Wilson, 2008)

As a leader in the teeth of storm, how did Mao Zedong win comrades’ hearts, clear out his competitors and achieved victory of the revolution? This paper will discuss about his conquest legend through analysis of his leadership traits and leadership behaviors after a brief introduction of his life. Than an application of his leadership in hospitality industry will be discussed.

Brief introduction of Mao Zedong’s track of life Family
At December 26 of 1893 , Mao Zedong was born in a sprawling courtyard house in one of the farm village called Shaoshan, Hunan province, China. His father Mao Chunshun was an irascible and tough farmer, who later became a rich peasant. Contrary, Mao’s Mother Wen Qimei was a merciful and gracious traditional woman who believed in Buddhism. Mao Zedong was the oldest among his 2 brothers and 1 sister. Mao had 4 marriages and 7 children, his second wife Yang Kaihui was regarded as his soul mate. Education – Self-study

From 1901 to 1906, Mao studied at the tradition private school. After leaving the school at the age of 13, Mao became an indispensable labour for the family. From that time, he had being developing his life-long amusement--reading. and < Water Margin> founded his heroism, and , as he said later, “stimulate me a desire to resume...
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