When you've got yourself into a goddamned mess and you're trying to figure out how to get yourself out of it, it usually isn't very helpful to spend your time trying to find someone else to blame. What makes more sense is to figure what intellectual errors led you there in the first place, so that you can find the right way forward. Nowhere is this truer in thinking about Iraq and the war on terror.
Stephen Denning is the author of several books on leadership and narrative, including The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative (Jossey-Bass, 2007), which was selected by the Financial Times as one of the best (more...
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