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Reflecting on the new thread I posted recently. I see how Aikido is changing the way international corporations do business. They are modeling Aikido for new organizational change.
Back some years ago, around the early 1990's many organizations used "The Book of Five Rings" as an aggressive tool in business here in the states. But I believe that was base on the fact the Japanese had use the book as a platform for successful business practices. Then later we have seen the success or popularity of the Six Sigma model in business. Now, the trend to use martial arts models for business has turn to a less aggressive model based on Aikido in areas such as organization, and management.
Aikido has a greater dynamic that I think is seen in O'Sensei's mission to have Aikido not be just a single minded combat. I base my management style solely on Aikido. I don't incorporate Aikido completely, since Aikido is very complicated and O'Sensei was very stylistic in conveying his philosophies and thoughts. I have look at other managers and their management styles comparing them to mine. I can say these managers often come to me seeking advice and problem solving solutions based on my success. It is funny I am training other mangers in Aikido thinking, unbeknownst to them, and they are finding success.
Aikido, I believe is not a single minded combat used in business, as business is often compared to war. It is a multifaceted and dynamic art, Aikido that can be applied successfully to all sorts of areas of business. It has an edge over other models because it does have a focus on spiritual (psychological) that is applicable to business. And in terms of techniques it has a unique problem solving approach that works as an effective business tool.
Aikido isn't just about combat, about fighting, about defeating a physical attack. But, if we are will to explore other areas that Aikido can be applied to we find overwhelming acceptance and success. Aikido proves its power in a dynamic range of areas like business and just not on the street.