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Rob at Businesspundit has a trio of posts worth looking at today. While the focus of Zenpundit is foreign policy and national security, the strategic thinking and organizational culture issues discussed here have many analogs with modern business structures.

Rob’s first post is on the intangible but vital aspects of ” Branding” in terms of identity. His second deals with leadership and organizational culture ” fit” as competing values. His third is on change and execution of strategy and the questions Rob raises could apply as well to the foreign policy bureaucracy or the military.

My personal bias is toward favoring an effective strategy. A bumbling leader who is a poor tactician with an effective strategy will be even more at sea without one, not even having a goal in sight. They will simply react to events, ad hoc.

Check it out.

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