Cover and Move (from Jocko’s Extreme Ownership)

Cover and Move (from Jocko’s Extreme Ownership)

Chapter 5 explores the Cover and Move strategy. On a battlefield, Cover and Move allows a team to work together to reach a destination: One group provides cover — keeping an eye out and having weapons ready to ward off enemies — as the other group advances forward. Then they switch roles, essentially leapfrogging forward, until they reach their destination.  This may not appear to have much relevance outside a warzone, but the principle of Cover and Move is teamwork. The entire team must work together, supporting and protecting each other, for everyone’s safety and success. Everyone on the team

Decentralized Command (from Jocko’s Extreme Ownership)

Decentralized Command (from Jocko’s Extreme Ownership)

You can be the best leader in the world, but you’re still human and you simply can’t do everything yourself. Decentralized Command is a form of delegating that allows leaders to stay focused on their unique job — leading the overall team in pursuit of the larger goal — by allowing each junior leader and team member under them to carry out her own unique job. 

The Ultimate Guide to Interest-Based Bargaining

The Ultimate Guide to Interest-Based Bargaining

What is interest-based bargaining? And how can it help you negotiate successfully? Interest-based bargaining is a negotiation strategy that focuses on the interests of the parties (what they really want) rather than their positions (what they think the solution is). Learn why interest-based negotiation is more effective than positional bargaining and how to use it for successful negotiations.

Law 46: Never Appear Too Perfect (48 Laws of Power)

Law 46: Never Appear Too Perfect (48 Laws of Power)

Overview of Law #46: Never Appear Too Perfect Your talents and achievements will generate envy. The envious will work quietly against you. To forestall or mitigate envy, admit to a flaw or weakness, emphasize the role of luck, or downplay your talents. Envy is extremely dangerous — recognize it and don’t let it escalate. This is why you should never appear too perfect.

48 Laws of Power | Law 45: Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform Too Much at Once

48 Laws of Power | Law 45: Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform Too Much at Once

Overview of Law #45: Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform Too Much at Once Everyone understands the need for change, but people are nonetheless creatures of habit. Too much change is unsettling and will spark backlash. Make a show of respecting the old way of doing things. Evoke revered history and cloak your changes in familiar rituals.

What is BATNA? A Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

What is BATNA? A Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

What is a Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement? And why do you need to have one when you’re negotiating? A Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or BATNA, is the most advantageous option you have if negotiation fails and you can’t reach a deal. Learn why you should always have a Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, and how to create one.

Law 44: Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect (48 Laws of Power)

Law 44: Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect (48 Laws of Power)

Overview of Law #44: Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect Use the mirroring technique to control people. When you mirror opponents’ actions, doing as they do, they can’t figure out your strategy. Seduce people by mirroring their emotions and interests; create the illusion that you share their values. Few can resist when you reflect their deepest needs and desires.