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China lǐng dǎo

領導 is the Chinese word for "Leadership." It contains the ideas of "to lead," "to direct," "to conduct" and "to guide." Putting a wall scroll with this word on your wall suggests that you are honing your leadership skills or hold a position of leadership.

Initiative / Leadership

China jī jí
Japan shudou
Initiative / Leadership

In Chinese, this word means "to take the initiative."

In Japanese and Korean, the meaning varies slightly to a meaning that leans more toward "leadership" (as in one who is leading a group or organization).

Leadership / Ability to Lead

Japan shidouryoku
Leadership / Ability to Lead

指導力 is the Japanese word for "Leadership." This refers to the ability to lead (or with certain adjectives added, the lack of ability to lead).

The Confident Helmsman
Inspires Confidence in the Passengers

China bǎ tuò de bù huāng chéng chuán de wěn dang
The Confident Helmsman / Inspires Confidence in the Passengers

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [If the] helmsman is not nervous, the passengers [will feel] secure.

Figuratively, this means: If the leader appears confident, his/her followers will gain confidence also.

This is a great suggestion that a confident leader inspires confidence in his/her troops or followers. Of course, a nervous leader will create fear in troops or followers.

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Mandarin liè níng / lie4 ning2
Taiwan lieh ning
Japanese reenin れえにん
Chinese Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), Russian revolutionary leader
Japanese Lenin
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Mandarin máo lā / mao2 la1
Taiwan mao la
Chinese Mullah (religious leader in Islam)
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Mandarin lǐng dǎo / ling3 dao3
Taiwan ling tao
Chinese lead; leading; to lead; leadership; leader; CL:位[wei4],個|个[ge4]
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Mandarin duì zhǎng / dui4 zhang3
Taiwan tui chang
Japanese taichou / taicho たいちょう
Chinese captain; team leader; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese commanding officer
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Japanese harisu ハリス
Japanese (kana only) snell (fishing); leader; trace; cast; (personal name) Hallis; Haris; Harris; Harriss
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Japanese kagemusha かげむしゃ
Japanese (1) body double (orig. of a military leader); (2) wire puller; someone behind the scenes
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Mandarin zhū gě liàng / zhu1 ge3 liang4
Taiwan chu ko liang
Chinese Zhuge Liang (181-234), military leader and prime minister of Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 during the Three Kingdoms period; the main hero of the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, where he is portrayed as a sage and military genius; mastermind
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Mandarin ā bā sī / a1 ba1 si1
Taiwan a pa ssu
Chinese Abbas (name); Mahmoud Abbas (1935-), also called Abu Mazen, Palestinian leader, Chairman of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) from 2005
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Mandarin kǎ sī tè luó / ka3 si1 te4 luo2
Taiwan k`a ssu t`e lo / ka ssu te lo
Chinese Castro (name); Fidel Castro or Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (1926-), Cuban revolutionary leader, prime minister 1959-1976, president 1976-2008
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Mandarin zhǔ / zhu3
Taiwan chu
Japanese mamoru まもる
 nushi ぬし
 tsukasa つかさ
 chikara ちから
 suzu すず
 aruji あるじ
Chinese owner; master; host; individual or party concerned; God; Lord; main; to indicate or signify; trump card (in card games)
Japanese (1) head (of a household, etc.); leader; master; (2) owner; proprietor; proprietress; (3) subject (of a rumour, etc.); doer (of a deed); (4) guardian spirit (e.g. long-resident beast, usu. with mystical powers); long-time resident (or employee, etc.); (5) husband; (pronoun) (6) (familiar language) you; (pronoun) (archaism) (familiar language) you; (suffix) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) head (of a household); proprietor (of a store); proprietress; landlord; landlady; (2) one's husband; (3) (one's) employer; (one's) master; (4) host; hostess; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (one's) master; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (one's) master; (2) Lord (Christian ref. to Jesus or God); (3) the main thing; the majority; the primary concern; (noun or adjectival noun) (1) chief; main; principal; important; (2) (abbreviation) main secondary or supporting role (in kyogen); (1) (abbreviation) head (of a household); proprietor (of a store); proprietress; landlord; landlady; master (of a servant); (2) (archaism) entertaining someone as one's guest; (given name) Mamoru; (surname) Nushi; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Chikara; (personal name) Suzu; (given name) Aruji
Chief, lord, master; to control.

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Japanese masaru まさる
 masashi まさし
 masa まさ
 hitoshi ひとし
 tamotsu たもつ
 tadashi ただし
 tasuku たすく
 susumu すすむ
 shouji / shoji しょうじ
 shou / sho しょう
 akira あきら
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Japanese commander; general; leader; (given name) Masaru; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Masa; (male given name) Hitoshi; (personal name) Tamotsu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Tasuku; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) Shouji; (female given name) Shou; (given name) Akira

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Mandarin shī / shi1
Taiwan shih
Japanese morosaki もろさき
 moro もろ
 tsukasa つかさ
 shiwasu しわす
Chinese teacher; master; expert; model; army division; (old) troops; to dispatch troops; surname Shi
Japanese (1) teacher; master; one's mentor; (n,suf) (2) religious leader; (suffix) (3) specialist; (4) (archaism) five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army); (surname) Morosaki; (surname) Moro; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Shiwasu
A host, army; a leader, preceptor, teacher, model; tr. of upādhyāya, an 'under-teacher', generally intp. as a Buddhist monk.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese yakata やかた
 hajime はじめ
 date だて
 tateru たてる
 tate たて
 tatsuru たつる
 tatsuno たつの
 tatsu たつ
 tachi たち
 takeru たける
 takebi たけび
 takeshi たけし
 takashi たかし
 kensou / kenso けんそう
 kenji けんじ
 kenshou / kensho けんしょう
 ken けん
Chinese to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
Japanese (n,n-suf,n-pref) contract; commitment; (archaism) leader of a fearless tribe; (personal name) Yakata; (given name) Hajime; (personal name) Date; (personal name) Tateru; (surname) Tate; (given name) Tatsuru; (female given name) Tatsuno; (given name) Tatsu; (personal name) Tachi; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takebi; (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken
To found, set up, establish, build.

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Mandarin/ yu3
Japanese u
Chinese Yu the Great (c. 21st century BC), mythical leader who tamed the floods; surname Yu
Japanese (surname) U

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Mandarin shùn / shun4
Taiwan shun
Japanese hitoshi ひとし
 nobori のぼり
 sun すん
 shunji しゅんじ
 shun しゅん
 satoshi さとし
 akira あきら
Chinese Shun (c. 22nd century BC), mythical sage and leader
Japanese (male given name) Hitoshi; (surname) Nobori; (given name) Sun; (personal name) Shunji; (male given name) Shun; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Akira
The legendary Emperor Shun, 2255-2205 B.C; Chinese Emperor Shun

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Mandarin tóu / tou2
Taiwan t`ou / tou
Japanese tsumuri つむり
 akira あきら
Chinese suffix for nouns; head; hair style; the top; end; beginning or end; a stub; remnant; chief; boss; side; aspect; first; leading; classifier for pigs or livestock; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (kana only) (derogatory term) head; dome; bean; nob; noggin; (counter) counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle); (suffix) (1) top of ..; head of ..; (2) the moment that ..; (archaism) (kana only) shape of one's head; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) head; (1) head; (2) hair (on one's head); (3) leader; chief; boss; captain; (4) top; tip; (5) beginning; start; (6) top structural component of a kanji; (1) head; (2) hair (on one's head); (3) mind; brains; intellect; (4) leader; chief; boss; captain; (5) top; tip; (6) beginning; start; (7) head; person; (personal name) Tsumuri; (given name) Akira
The head; chief, first.

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Mandarin zhǔ / zhu3
Taiwan chu
Japanese shu
Chinese leader of herd; stag
A great deer, whose tail is used as a fly-whip; the use of which is forbidden to monks.

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Mandarin zhǎng / zhang3
Taiwan chang
Japanese michi みち
 masaru まさる
 hisashi ひさし
 hatsumi はつみ
 hajime はじめ
 nobu のぶ
 nagamune ながむね
 nagamine ながみね
 nagahama ながはま
 nagataka ながたか
 nagasue ながすえ
 nagaji ながじ
 nagashio ながしお
 nagashi ながし
 nagasako ながさこ
 nagasaki ながさき
 tokuchou / tokucho とくちょう
 tsurunaga つるなが
 tsukasa つかさ
 chouji / choji ちょうじ
 chou / cho ちょう
 takeru たける
 takeshi たけし
 take たけ
 takashi たかし
 susumu すすむ
 osamu おさむ
 osa おさ
 oki おき
 arata あらた
Chinese chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop; to increase; to enhance; length; long; forever; always; constantly
Japanese (pref,suf) long; (1) (archaism) office; official; (2) chief; head; (1) head; chief; leader; elder; (2) merit; strong point; (3) superiority; (4) (music) major; (out-dated kanji) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (out-dated kanji) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (1) head; chief; leader; elder; (2) the greatest of all; the most excellent; (surname) Michi; (surname, given name) Masaru; (surname, given name) Hisashi; (surname) Hatsumi; (surname, female given name) Hajime; (surname) Nobu; (personal name) Nagamune; (personal name) Nagamine; (surname) Nagahama; (surname) Nagataka; (personal name) Nagasue; (personal name) Nagaji; (personal name) Nagashio; (given name) Nagashi; (personal name) Nagasako; (surname) Nagasaki; (surname) Naga; (surname) Toku
chang, long; always; zhang, to grow, rising, senior.

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Japanese bosu ボス
Japanese (1) boss; leader; head; (2) difficult enemy in a video game, usu. found at the end of a level or game; (place-name) Voss; Vos

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Japanese shubou / shubo しゅぼう
Japanese (1) plotting; planning (crime, intrigue); (2) ringleader; mastermind; leader (of a plot)

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Japanese shunou / shuno しゅのう
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) head; leader; leading spirit; (2) (archaism) important part

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Japanese shuryou / shuryo しゅりょう
Japanese head; chief; boss; leader

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Mandarin shàng shǒu / shang4 shou3
Taiwan shang shou
Japanese joushu / joshu じょうしゅ
Chinese seat of honor; first place
Japanese chief; leader; guide
President, or presiding elders; most excellent

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Mandarin qī sēng / qi1 seng1
Taiwan ch`i seng / chi seng
Japanese shichisō
A monastery is supposed to possess the following seven monks: 咒願師 invoker; 導師 leader; 唄師 intoner, or leader of the chanting; 散花師 flower-scatterer; 梵音師 master of sacred words, or Sanskrit; 錫杖師 shaker of the rings on the metal staff, or crozier; 堂達 distributor of missals, etc. Another division is 講師 expounder; 讀師 reader; 咒願師; 三禮師 director of the three ceremonies; 唄師; 散花師; and 堂達.

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Mandarin rén shī / ren2 shi1
Taiwan jen shih
Japanese ninshi
A leader or teacher of men.

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Japanese fusu ふす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to affix; to append; to attach; (2) to entrust; to refer; to handle (as such); (3) to follow (the leader); (4) to submit (a document, etc.)

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Mandarin zuò jiā / zuo4 jia1
Taiwan tso chia
Japanese sakuka さくか
Chinese author; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
Japanese author; writer; novelist; artist; (surname) Sakuka
Leader, founder, head of sect, a term used by the 禪 Chan (Zen) or Intuitive school; maker

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Japanese zenu ぜんう
Japanese Chanyu; supreme leader of the Xiongnu people

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Japanese hanshou / hansho はんしょう
Japanese rebel leader

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Mandarin wú qǐ / wu2 qi3
Taiwan wu ch`i / wu chi
Chinese Wuqi county in Yan'an 延安[Yan2 an1], Shaanxi; Wu Qi (440-381 BC), military leader and politician of the Warring States Period (475-220 BC), author of Wuzi 吳子|吴子[Wu2 zi3], one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1]

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Leadership 領導
lǐng dǎo / ling3 dao3 / ling dao / lingdao ling tao / lingtao
shudou / shudojī jí / ji1 ji2 / ji ji / jiji chi chi / chichi
Ability to Lead
The Confident Helmsman
Inspires Confidence in the Passengers
bǎ tuò de bù huāng chéng chuán de wěn dang
ba3 tuo4 de bu4 huang1 cheng2 chuan2 de wen3 dang
ba tuo de bu huang cheng chuan de wen dang
pa t`o te pu huang ch`eng ch`uan te wen tang
pa to te pu huang cheng chuan te wen tang
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