In an unfamiliar environment, the leader with the best data has a distinct advantage. That is a frequently heard adage, but I was really struck by the concept at one of our OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreats. The historian talked about how Robert E. Lee's strategy at Gettysburg was compromised when his cavalry (the advanced surveillance unit of its time) was waylaid. While leaders know that the right information allows better decisionmaking, in a recent survey, 67% of U.S. corporate executives say they are not comfortable accessing or using data from their tools and resources. And . . .