In part two of this podcast episode, Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, Bestselling Author, and Founder of the McChrystal Group, dives into personal stories and experiences on leadership growth and evolution.
[0:43] – Where and how Stan found his unique voice and value.
[3:29] – As a leader, it’s important to effectively communicate your strategy and how to achieve your desired outcomes. What approaches ensure the proper alignment and execution of strategies to outcomes?
[6:14] – How radical transparency engenders trust and provides more value and why leaders should openly share information.
[9:26] – To constantly adapt and adjust to new information, it is critical for leaders to learn “how to learn.”
[11:53] – On reframing leadership, what are the unintended negative consequence on who’s accountable and responsible for the team?
[14:06] – When early indicators are not pointing to success, how do you have the stamina to continue and move forward through failures?
[16:27] – What are overarching attributes that leaders should have?
[18:29] – Why a great leader needs to constantly grow and evolve. A personal story on viewing Robert E. Lee as a heroic leader.
[22:27] – The leadership advice Stan would give himself when he first started his military career: Take the long view.