Assignment: Write regarding the statement and questions from the view of a U.S. Army leader. You had a boss make a decision that lead to people dying in combat. The long term problems are someone losing their life, their families suffering, and loss of trust in the person who made that decision. The short term problems are loss of confidence, lack of operational management, and advances made by enemy forces. Expand on those short & long term problems. Review the following for the paper: “If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.”
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We have all suffered the effects of poor decision-making by a boss. Often the bad decision was made in haste or without regard to the impact it would have on those who had to live with the decision.

What is one of the worst decisions you have had to deal with in the work environment? What was the short term impact? What was the long term impact?

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