Team of Teams

Team of Teams

New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

by Chris FussellStanley McChrystal Tantum Collins and others

CD-Audio Publication Date: 12/05/2015

 
The retired four-star general and bestselling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new leadership model As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal played a crucial role in the War on Terror. But when he took the helm in 2004, America was losing that war badly: despite vastly inferior resources and technology, Al Qaeda was outmaneuvering America s most elite warriors. McChrystal came to realize that today s faster, more interdependent world had overwhelmed the conventional, top-down hierarchy of the US military. Al Qaeda had seen the future: a decentralized network that could move quickly and strike ruthlessly. To defeat such an enemy, JSOC would have to discard a century of management wisdom, and pivot from a pursuit of mechanical efficiency to organic adaptability. Under McChrystal s leadership, JSOC remade itself, in the midst of a grueling war, into something entirely new: a network that combined robust centralized communication with decentralized managerial authority. As a result, they beat back Al Qaeda. In this book, McChrystal shows not only how the military made that transition, but also how similar shifts are possible in all organizations, from large companies to startups to charities to governments. In a turbulent world, the best organizations think and act like a team of teams, embracing small groups that combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share what they ve learned. Drawing on a wealth of evidence from his military career, the private sector, and sources as diverse as hospital emergency rooms and NASA s space program, McChrystal frames the existential challenge facing today s organizations, and presents a compelling, effective solution."
ISBN:
9781101887950
9781101887950
Category:
Management: leadership & motivation
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
12-05-2015
Publisher:
Books on Tape
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
10
Dimensions (mm):
155x168x23mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Chris Fussell

Chris Fussell is a Managing Partner at McChrystal Group, and the leader of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. He is also the co-author of the 2015 New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.

Stanley McChrystal

Stanley McChrystal retired from the US Army as a four-star general after thirty-four years of service. His previous books, My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, were both New York Times bestsellers. He is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a partner at The McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm based in Virginia.

Tantum Collins

Tantum Collins and Chris Fussell are his colleagues at the McChrystal Group, while David Silverman is the founder and CEO of CrossLead.

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