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Absolute PowerPoint corrupts — absolutely. Just ask the Air Force.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Herrera.

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the book The Iron Major Survival Guide,” by Lt. Col. Dave Dunphy, a self-help book for senior captains, field grade officers, staff leaders, and managers of all types.

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U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher S. Haley.

The Navy is revamping its approach to combating sexual assault in its presentation to sailors and potentially in the way it monitors the accused.

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(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Shardesia Washington

Editor’s Note: A version of this article originally appeared on The Military Leader, a blog by Drew Steadman that provides leader development resources and insight for leaders of all professions.

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DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett

“PowerPoint makes us stupid.” So said Marine Gen. James Mattis. That’s not any more true by itself than “Cupcakes make us fat” or “Beer makes ugly people attractive.” Used properly, it’s a useful tool to help an audience visualize information and remember a presentation. Used indiscriminately, it’s worse than Rain Man giving a TED Talk.

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Photo by Sgt. Michael J. Carden

Recently, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reportedly banned PowerPoint slides from a crucial meeting with his military advisors in the Middle East.

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