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Studies in Leadership, Motivation, and Management

Steve Kaufman has been teaching ideas and concepts of leadership for more than five decades. He speaks with clarity and understanding while sustaining audience interest and focus throughout his presentations, empowering people to grasp the ideas for personal and business use through an interactive format. His best-selling books have sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. Alternately, webinars are available for any organization.

Steve understands that each presentation needs to be designed and delivered for the specific needs of the seminar sponsor and crafts his presentations to be timely, focused, and oriented to the enlightenment of all in attendance.

For more information on Stephen F. Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

The Sword in the Boardroom

Winning for the Benefit of All Concerned

The Sword in the Boardroom synthesizes the teachings of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu’s Art of War along with commentary by Stephen F. Kaufman presenting the views of the masters, with explicit examples to address realistic strategy solutions for the development of business and life negotiation skills. A contemporary approach based on integrity, honesty, and morality is presented to teach timeless universal truths, based on a philosophy that stresses winning for the benefit of all concerned. Envisioning yourself as the primary recipient of good as the correct way to effectively and efficiently accomplish goals, attendees learn:

  • High power deal making and enterprise control

  • Attitudes needed for personal victory
  • Assessing the opposition
  • Evaluating personal motivation
  • Focused effective planning for all operations
  • Proper treatment of personnel
  • Maintaining control of circumstances
  • Motivating associates

Sun Tzu’s Art of War

Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Management

Sun Tzu’s Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy yet written. Compiled over two thousand years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield. Beginning with an introduction to Sun Tzu, the fundamental lessons of accomplishment in any endeavor are discussed, with an approach towards developing the capability of applying the principles expounded for everyday life. Interaction with case studies and defined goals are developed for logical and profitable resolve.

  • Understanding the principles taught by Sun Tzu
  • How to think of progress
  • The nature of accomplishment
  • Why conflict is essential for progress
  • The reality of deception
  • Control and maintenance of territory
  • Manipulation of circumstance
  • Fierceness, determination, and desire


Napoleon Means Business

The Art of Business Based on His Maxims

Napoleon Means Business is a presentation based on the war maxims of Napoleon and presented in seminar format to illustrate the correct mindset needed for success in any area of endeavor. World-renowned leadership expert Stephen F. Kaufman presents ideas of one of the most illustrious generals in history by restructuring Napoleon’s words to empower attendees to take advantage of strong military ideals and transform them into solid business models that have been utilized by all the great leaders in history. Taking each of the historically accurate maxims accredited to Napoleon, the application of each is explained as how to apply the principles of inordinate accomplishment from a functional perspective in terms easy to understand that anyone can apply to any aspect of their life.

  • Correctly approaching the objective
  • Maintaining control in a negotiation
  • Turning defeat into victory
  • Understanding discipline for accomplishment
  • Maintaining open lines of communication
  • Maximizing the results of effort


Musashi’s Book of Five Rings

The Warrior Method for Personal Integrity and Self-Development


Personal integrity, honesty and morality, and the determination to use intelligent tactics for accomplishment in life is explored. Beginning with an introduction to the work and why it is vitally important in today’s global society, warrior concepts of morality and the difference between not getting a deal signed and having your head cut off is explained. Participants develop awareness through the realization of self acceptance to increase personal and business productivity. Based on the structure of the original treatise, the presentation is divided into five parts:

  • The Book of Earth – Fundamental attitudes of the Masters
  • The Book of Water – The natural order of things
  • The Book of Fire – The passion to win
  • The Book of Wind – Understanding inconsequential matters
  • The Book of the Void – No-thing-ness and the completeness of all


Self-Revealization Acceptance®

Your Divine and Earthly Right to Live in Joy and Freedom

The true secret to winning the so-called battles of life is not in understanding why things happen, or why they don’t, but rather in knowing what you want and accepting it as already done. Stephen Kaufman’s teachings introduce you to the control of the creative aspect of the universe, the Spirit of the Thing Itself, empowering you to develop complete and total self-reliance and the ability to create exactly what you want and when you want it. But, you must have the correct technique, and Self-Revealization Acceptance® abundantly clarifies the methodology, without delving into or swaying personal religious beliefs. Topics interactively discussed include:

  • What Self-Revealization Acceptance is and how to make it work
  • Why selfishness is good and how to develop it in pure form
  • Understanding the Spirit of the Thing Itself
  • Acceptance of ease and grace in all endeavors
  • You reap what you KNOW – not what you sow
  • Escaping from the morass of indifference and mediocrity
  • Knowing it is done by virtue of being


Lao Tzu’s Living Tao

Empowering the Self for Productive Living

The Living Tao teaches how to use the ancient truths of Lao Tzu’s directions for personal and cooperative advantage. The proper perspective of the Tao and a harmonious life is simple to attain with understanding and awareness and is explained with intelligent and realistic examples. The result is serenity, contentment, increased productivity, peace of mind, accomplishing all with ease. The Living Tao addresses challenges faced by individuals experiencing confusion and discord in their relationships with themselves and others. The seminar explains simple truths that make life worth living, by using ancient wisdom in the modern world. Topics interactively discussed include:

  • Effective decision making
  • Life survival skills
  • Personal rights and privileges
  • True responsibility
  • Relationship enjoyment
  • Resourcefulness
  • Peace and harmony in the workplace
  • Dealing with life’s challenge


About Stephen F. Kaufman

Author of the best-selling interpretations of Musashi's "Book of Five Rings," Sun Tzu's "Art of War," along with Lao Tzu's "Living Tao," "The Shogun's Scroll," "The Way of the Modern Warrior," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for contemporary negotiations. Rev. Stephen F. Kaufman is the founder of Self-Revealization Acceptance™, the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results. Acknowledged as a founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10 Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world in 1991 by international peer associations. His karate martial arts system is recognized by leading world martial arts master to be one of the most realistic warrior methods in the world. He has received countless awards and honors for his work. He has been awarded the Platinum Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Martial Arts Pioneer award denoting 50 years of service to the art.

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