Sun Tzu is talking about the importance of effective leadership and the role of the leader in achieving victory in battle. The quote suggests that a leader who does not act in a decisive and effective manner is not truly a leader, and will not be able to provide assistance to his sovereign (which could refer to a ruler or a superior in a military context) or achieve victory in battle. Instead, Sun Tzu emphasizes the importance of the leader being able to take decisive action and guide their troops towards victory.
A leader who does not prioritize the success and well-being of their employees and the company, is no master of victory.
A leader who does not prioritize the success and well-being of their employees and the company is not an effective leader. Such a leader is unable to help the company achieve its goals and will not be able to lead the organization to victory in the market. If a leader tries to save money by not investing in their employees, they are foolish and short-sighted. This approach is likely to result in a weak team and a weak business. Effective leadership requires a focus on both the success of the company and the well-being of the employees, and a willingness to invest in the development and growth of the team in order to achieve long-term success.