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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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38 REMOVE EMOTION FROM STRATEGY

Sun Tzu warns of the leadership dangers posed by inappropriate emotion: ‘The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants’. If men are sent to war based on irritation or ego instead of solid strategy the leader has failed.

DEFINING IDEA…

‘I do get angry sometimes, but if Ilet that feeling take over it wouldonly cloud my thinking anddisable me from making the rightdecision when it counts the most.’

~ LONNIE EARL JOHNSON,DEATH ROW INMATE

Emotion is human. Business is a collection of humans so to remove emotion is all but impossible. And emotion is an important part of business success. However there is a fine line between being human and being stupid.

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