Chapter 3. Accept the Inevitability of Conflict

Accept the Inevitability of Conflict

Warfare is the greatest affair of the state, the basis of life and death, the Way (Tao) to survival or extinction. It must be thoroughly pondered and analyzed.

 --Sun Tzu

Executive Summary

As security professionals we must accept the fact that conflict is a normal part of our professional and personal lives. Far from being an unnatural phenomenon that must be either avoided at all costs or waged with the goal of absolute destruction, conflict can be beneficial. Those who manage conflict well obtain efficient victories; those who fail to manage conflict well exhaust their resources and are eventually ...

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