Note #2. Strategy Leadership: Rearranging Ends, Ways and Means. Dr. Thomas A. Drohan, Brig Gen, USAF (ret.).

Too easy? It’s too easy to get distracted from thinking about how to lead the development of strategy, so let’s focus on two fundamentals of strategy. First, two definitional assumptions about strategy and leadership: (1) strategy is a process that links ends, ways and means at multiple levels of activity; (2) leadership is getting others to do what they otherwise would not do.

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Note #1. Theoretical Thinking and Applied Thinking: We Need Both. Dr. Thomas A. Drohan, Brig Gen, USAF (ret.).

Winning complex competition and warfare requires both theoretical and applied thinking. Thinking critically about assumptions, logic and evidence helps frame and anticipate threats to security. Particularly for adaptive threats that target vulnerabilities of thought such as entrenched assumptions, flawed cause-and-effect logic, and “not in my lane” job execution. 

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