"They’ve been with the organization for ten, fifteen, twenty years. And they don’t want to change." #readingToday

“The problem with our modern wars,” General Dempsey explained to me, “is that you have privates on the ground who realize we’re fighting a different war. They see it every day. And they’re adjusting. And then you have the general officers. And I think many of us are realizing that the way the army will look in twenty years is very, very different from how it looks today. “But then you have the people in the middle. The majors, the lieutenant colonels. They’ve been with the organization for ten, fifteen, twenty years. And they don’t want to change. They want to keep doing their job. And they realize that I’m not going to be there in two years. So they ‘yes, sir’ me, knowing full well that they can just wait me out.”

"The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success" by Ori Brafman, Judah Pollack

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