Factual Decision…

“Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.” General Colin Powell (1957 to Present) Colin Luther Powell was a US Army General and statesman. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993) and Secretary of State (2001-2005), the first African American to hold either position. Advertisements

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Bias & Decision-Making: Soo Stoopid

“In the end, no one is immune to the biases that lead to stupid decisions. Yet our reverence for IQ and education means that it is easy to rest on the laurels of our qualifications and assume that we are, by definition, not stupid. Most researchers agree that, overall, the correlation between intelligence and successful… Read More

Basic Managerial Skills vs Leading Men in Battle…

“There are of course those parts of the trade, or art, that can be studied, and therefore learned. There have been few great leaders who were not knowledgeable about the mechanics of the business; you cannot be an inspiring leader if you neglect the logistics that feed your men. They will not give you their… Read More

Qualities, Training, & Experience…

“Everyone recognizes that the priceless qualities of leadership are not possessed by everyone. In the best leaders, certain fundamental qualities such as competence, clear-thinking, self-discipline, impartiality, and decisiveness are apparent. These characteristics give a leader an ability to inspire confidence in his subordinates. It takes these qualities, plus training and experience, to develop good leadership.… Read More

A Safe Haven to Weakness…

“The loneliness of command can also reveal a more ingrained, deep-rooted weakness in soldiers’ make-up. Psychologists such as Prof. N. Dixon suggest that the military offers a safe haven to individuals prone to anxieties such as fear of failure, need for approval and deafness to unpalatable information. Not until the position of ultimate responsibility is… Read More

Don’t let…

“Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.” Colin Powell (1937 to Present) Colin Luther Powell was a US Army general and statesman. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993) and secretary of state (2001-2005), the first African American to hold either position.