… The value of models for leaders.
According to experts in the martial arts, the fastest way to react is to maintain “the empty mind.” The empty mind does not expect or predict, it quietly observes and reacts correctly when necessary.
I have been working fairly diligently at becoming better with pistol and rifle (relax, I punch holes in targets —not Bambi). In particular, I’m working on drawing a pistol and engaging multiple targets quickly. I have been pondering deeply (or as deeply as I ever ponder anything) about the “empty mind” aspect of this, and what it has to do with leading.