"Humanity, wisdom and courage: A leadership practice that integrates the Eastern and West wisdom."


Pingping Fu
Representative Faculty

Professor Pingping Fu

PhD, University of New York Albany/ Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Professor Pingping Fu is currently a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Nottingham University Business China (NUBS China). She obtained her Ph.D. in Organizational Studies at the State University at Albany, New York. She has an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, and MA in Journalism from the Academy of Social Sciences in China. Her BA was in English Literature from the Hangzhou University.


With the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative and the expansion of China's influence on the world, more and more Chinese enterprises, especially a large number of private enterprises, are going out of the country. Firm leaders are facing unprecedented cross-cultural challenges. The leadership courses will combine my research results in related fields and many practical cases to show how Chinese business leaders learn wisdom from ancient sages and combine that with the methods developed by the West. They involve the theory of leadership, leadership practices, cultural leadership behaviours, and how to appreciate cultural differences while seeking harmony. My team developed a humanistic leadership mode of “xiu ji da ren” (cultivating the self and developing others), "tui ji ji ren” (compassion and humanity), “yi yi wei li” (propriety followed by profit), “zhi xing he yi” (unity of knowing and doing with conscience), “yun zhi jue zhong” (striking a balance among the different forces) based on real examples to illustrate how the excellent traditional culture played a role in management. We hope that it will help influence our way of thinking, cultivate our mind, lead our team and company more effectively, making employees thrive while sustaining the business.

Who should attend

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Middle level or frontline supervisors of local or global firms 

How You Will Benefit

This module will enable you to:
  • Understand the development of leadership theories and how to use them to guide practices

  • Increase self-awareness and motivation  

  • How to put the core values of enterprises into practice

  • Help leaders become better aware of the importance of self-cultivation

  • Understand the necessary conditions of becoming a good leader

  • Understand the impact of cultural differences on leadership 

Key Focus

Classic leadership theories
Cross cultural leadership
Top management teams
Humanistic leadership
Paradoxical leadership

Contact Us

Executive Education 

Room 361, Trent Building, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 199 Taikang East Road Ningbo, 315100  Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0000-8812    Email: ExecEd@nottingham.edu.cn