The power of sex
A savvy leader will recognize it. Some leaders don’t. Said another way, never mix business with pleasure, but it (we all know it) does go on, and all too often.
When the power of sex influences business decisions, then things all too often tend to go downhill. Whether it budgetary, or just good judgment depends on the situation.
So that is a complicating factor in today’s America, including our military, where the power of sex becomes more blatant as we tend to mix the two sexes together as we pursue our own careers and missions. This idea applies to combat, too.
Yet the mission remains the same, which is to win after doing a successful job.
Even now, at age 66, I have seen plenty of examples of the power of sex, and the often subsequent erosion of smart decision making. It has happened to me in my time.
Heck, even I enjoy a good poke now and then, or at least pretend to. But I never ever risked my career, either. Said another way, one never should mix business with pleasure.
What can I say, it happens, and I better recognize it, deal with it, and lead in this kind of environment, too. After all, girls, wives, and my daughters benefit by leadership, too.
And of course is one obvious question to me. That is, is it the male or the female who cheats? Most people think most males are not loyal enough to their wives already, but how about the complicit females too who offer themselves sexually to males. They are about as bad, too; especially if one thinks of Family obligations, also. While they might attract a male, they are also often wrecking an existing Family, and that is a big deal to me.