/ by Modern Adversary

As for data and intuition, you have to get the data and analysis right. But at the end of the day, the decision maker or the commander—if he or she is good—relies on his or her intuition to sanity-check the data. If a staff puts together a detailed analysis and then says, “You must take course of action two, because it came out the best,” and a commander just accepts that, then automatically I think that’s a weak commander. Good commanders take in all the information, use it to inform themselves and pull their thinking in various directions, and then they go with their intuition.
— Gen. Stanley McChrystal (via)