Step 2—Assign an Evaluator


In Sun Tzu’s Manual for War, the famed strategist declares that “emotions have no place in military decisions” [4]. In the nineties, Sun Tzu became required reading for senior managers throughout corporate America, though his strategies were subject to quite a bit of cherry picking. One example is his statement about emotions, which is often questioned because some emotions clearly do have a place in business management (and probably in battle too), as in the case of excitement and enthusiasm.

But it is also true that some emotions, such as anger and despair, can have a negative effect on decision making, clouding ...

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