Chapter 6. Remember What Is Really Important

Remember What Is Really Important

So the important thing in a military operation is victory, not persistence.

 --Sun Tzu

Executive Summary

Neither the monikers of progressive and value-added nor the positions of comfort and familiarity form the basis of an effective strategy. Those who hold onto favorite processes, business models, techniques, or ideas that no longer match the reality of the environment will fail in their mission. Those who embrace new ideas for the sake of newness will also fail.

Security managers and other leaders who wish to remain relevant and vital to the organizations they serve will keep asking and answering the ...

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