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Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team

Money wasn’t the only thing that enabled financier Cosimo de’ Medici to become <i>de facto</i> ruler of Florence for much of the Italian Renaissance. He exemplified a special leadership skill — the ability to get diverse teams of contending bankers, merchants, and traders to collaborate effectively. How? …

Leadership

We Need to Move Beyond the Employee vs. Contractor Debate

Matthew Wiebe<p>Recently, a California court ruled that a driver for Uber was entitled to benefits as an “employee” rather than a “contractor.” Uber has since appealed the ruling. But the case raises anew the question about whether such legal actions could eventually lead to higher labor costs for the …

Framing

Is America's Second Contractors' War Drawing Near?

Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our SecurityCourtesy Simon & Schuster<p>Four years ago this Sunday, President Barack Obama declared the end …

Putting the “D” and “I” Back in DIME

Brett Daniel Shehadey<br>Special Contributor for In Homeland Security<p>“Our enemies are violent extremists who would deny us, and all mankind, the …

Think, Write, and Publish: An Army Captain’s Perspective

<b>Think, Write, and Publish: An Army Captain’s Perspective</b><p>Joe Byerly<p><i>“Nail your whispers to the wall. Conclude the trilogy of read..think..and write. Is</i> …

Stability Center of Gravity: Planning with a Blank Sheet of Paper

<b>Stability Center of Gravity: Planning with a Blank Sheet of Paper</b><p>Terry McDonald<p><b>Introduction</b><p>Imagine sitting in your office on a brigade headquarters, …