Leadership

TACTICS: THE LIMITING/ ENHANCING FACTOR FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

Issue 9 and Volume 158.

BY TOM BRENNAN In the early 1980s, I was the brand-new editor of this magazine-straight out of the ghettos of the City of New York. Now, I was in a suit (lots of suits) and at my first conference in Pennsylvania-Harrisburg to be exact-and intimidated and impressed by everyone I met. “Go to the classes and seminars and look for instructors who seem to know what they are talking about for future articles,” I was told by the real journalist who worked with me. College attendance had taught me to sit close to the front if you want to get “all you can” out of the presentation-and I did. The class on truck work was an easy place to start, although the title on the door was some tricky play on words, a practice still found at conferences today. The instructor was a young lieutenant (for me, everyone was starting…

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