Thursday, April 18, 2019

“Mindlessly embracing the suck is not a virtue. It leads us to continue to do stupid things when better alternatives are available and the situation permits the exploration of those alternatives.”
– Dr. Craig Bullis, USAWC –

Does your organization’s culture celebrate the idea that hardships should not only be overcome but embraced? This is extreme stoicism and military culture often leans in to this principle – they call it “embracing the suck.” Unfortunately, this can go too far and compromise not only your culture but also the judgment of your individual leaders.

Click here for the article Life is too short for bad beer: The Limits of Embracing the Suck and remember that stoicism is never an excuse for effective judgment.