Tag Archives: Sun Tzu

Je Ne Sais Pas

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“To overcome the intelligent by folly is against the natural order of things; to overcome the foolish with intelligence is in accord with the natural order.”

Loser

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Incident commanders should dictate the conditions, not permit the conditions to dictate to us.

Siege Mentality

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If you have ever tried to open a closed oyster with your bare hands, you can probably guess that changing someone’s mind is going to be a lot like that.

Attributes of Generals

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When you can be like this, your people will follow you wherever you need them to go and will do whatever it takes to create success.

Zen Zone #6

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How committed are you?

The Sword

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While leaders must have the ability to exercise statesmanship, these soft skills are sometimes not fully appreciated unless you can bring some smackdown to the table.

In Any Change, Timing Is Essential

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I know company and chief officers who have no sense of timing. Imagine their surprise when not only do they get it wrong, but they look bad in the process. It doesn’t matter how right you are, if the time and opportunity don’t meet, you will find yourself on the losing end.

Conflict

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Conflict is inevitable. Conflict will come regardless of how much you try to avoid it. Because it is inevitable, as a leader, you need to know how to deal with it.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.

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