Mindsets is always a fascinating topic. I think the subject is critical for leaders as your beliefs, your values, your preferences of doing things one way versus another, all has a significant influence on your decision-making. Here is one example – a huge example – of the power of mindsets. Political guru Dick Morris has a fascinating “Lunch Alert” video on the impact of politics on military strategy. This is basically an example of mindsets. Dick Morris explains how political motives influenced Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. Here is the link.

FYI – The Civil War was fought principally in two theaters, the East and the West. The Eastern Theater is where confederate and federal armies clashed, each side trying to capture their capitals. Lee was the principal general in the east.