Foreign Policy Excerpt of Mission Command

Pleased to see Thomas Ricks share our work on Mission Command with the readers of Foreign Policy with an excerpt of Thomas Rebuck‘s essay “Why the US Army Can’t Do Mission Command”. Staff centric planning doctrine, mission command systems with obtuse user interfaces, fragile networks, over sized headquarters, are just a few the structural impediments to rapid decentralized, leader centric decision making.  Not necessarily unique to the military, but any organization looking to scale and tackle complexity will find lessons in this book. Get your copy at Amazon and support the charity Objective Zero.

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