Chapter: Attack by Stratagem



But when the army is restless and distrustful, trouble is sure to come from the other feudal princes. This is simply bringing anarchy into the army, and flinging victory away


Soldiers are weapons with intent. If their intent is not clearly honed, it can drift or be turned by others.

Trust is a complex and easily lost. If soldiers lose trust in their superiors, then cohesion is loosened and the army will not act as one.

The same goes for business. If the CEO is not strong, then the barons on the board will start running their own fiefdoms for their own purposes. And if the employees do not trust managers, they may leave to work for the competition (a major reason for leaving is problems with the manager).