Rational thinking leaders are what make the military what it is today. They are the ones who have been the success stories behind this War on Terrorism. Leaders such as Collin Powell, who believed that every leader should take responsibility for their own action. He had a statement that “being responsible involves pissing people off“ (Harari 2007). Ironically, by procrastinating on the difficult choices, by trying not to get anyone mad, and by treating everyone equally "nicely" regardless of their contributions, you'll simply ensure that the only people you'll wind up angering are the most creative and productive people in the organization .(Harari 2007). Here is where are leaders have to think rationally, because its not how they piss people off its who they piss off that will come back and haunt them later.
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