Drawing on his experience as head of the US Joint Special Operations Command, retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal outlines the fundamentals of leadership as it is practiced in a complex, rapidly changing environment. He emphasizes leading by influence and example, building strong and trusting relationships, and creating collaborative, cohesive teams. Personal integrity, discipline, inclusive team-building and high-quality communication are the hallmarks of his approach to being an effective leader. In this Stanford Business School video, McChrystal asserts that worthy leaders know what to do, and have the commitment and discipline to do it.
About the Speaker
Stanley McChrystal, a retired four-star general in the United States Army, served as Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008 and was the top US military officer in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010.