“I came to believe that a leader isn’t good because they’re right. They’re good because they’re willing to learn and to trust.” – General Stanley McChrystal, TED talk
General Stanley McChrystal explains how a rapidly changing environment requires a different kind of leadership today than even one decade ago. If you feel overwhelmed or like you are herding cats in your institution, you will appreciate McChrystal’s comments on leading in a flatter, younger, faster world. Worthy of note: This week the Pentagon vindicated General McChrystal and expressed support of him in spite of Obama’s relieving him of command following an unflattering magazine article last year.
If the US Army, as one of the world’s largest hierarchical institutions, is aggressively pursuing this shift, what does that mean for the rest of us?