US Army General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone offer insight into leadership by using Plutarch’s device of comparing two leaders to one another. They discuss 13 historic figures – one stand-alone and six duos – in the context of six leadership archetypes: “Founders, Geniuses, Zealots, Heroes, Power Brokers” and “Reformers.” For example, they show how Founders Coco Chanel and Walt Disney inspired their employees despite being notoriously difficult bosses. The authors use compelling corporate, military and civic war stories to focus on the circumstances that create leaders and to discuss the human side of leading in a complex world.
About the Authors
US Army General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal founded the McChrystal Group consultancy, where Jeff Eggers (former special assistant to President Obama) heads the Leadership Institute. US Marine Corps veteran Jason Mangone has worked at the Aspen Institute, the Service Year Alliance and the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services. McChrystal is also the author of the bestsellers Team of Teams and My Share of the Task.