018: General Stanley McChrystal: Retired United States Army general


The fact that soldiers came out of retirement to follow General McChrystal back into a very challenging war in Iraq speaks to his effectiveness as a leader. He knows a thing or two about motivation and how to bring out the best in people. McChrystal has adapted this gift to start up a consulting firm. His facility to raise expectations and adapt in the most trying of circumstances has served his clients well in the equally competitive corporate world. McChrystal posits that adaptability is the new efficiency.


  1. Performance usually rises and falls according to expectations.
  2. What got you to the first success will not necessarily take you any further.
  3. Adaptability is the new efficiency.

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Searchable Terms: us army generals, emotional intelligence, motivation, success, McChrystal Group, adaptability, companies, consulting

Resources/Mentions: McChrystal Group http://mcchrystalgroup.com/

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