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The WSJ had an interesting article yesterday on Robert Gates' management style while running the Pentagon.

While not all of it may jive with MT philosophy, here's a tidbit I know Mark and Mike (and all MT devotees) will appreciate:

Current and former aides said Mr. Gates has an open leadership style and doesn't dominate meetings, but relishes making decisions at their conclusion. "He encourages participation, so people have a lot of say, until the decision is made and then, like all good leaders, he expects people to toe the line," Mr. England said.

As a follow up, the WSJ distilled the article down to Gates’s Guidelines: 7 Rules for Managing the Pentagon -