Short-term, biased, egotistical decisions can be very expensive for any organization. Political leadership has led to the US Military, the best in the world, losing wars and killing millions of people. In 2017 military leadership enabled expensive deadly decisions by the Pacific Fleet. None of those choices were made expecting the massive costs that resulted. But those painful losses weren’t given sufficient credence when making the decisions. While politics can influence your business decisions, who really owns them at the end?