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  • 04:34
     
    #General Stanley McChrystal    #Team of Teams   
    General Stanley McChrystal is being interviewed about the principles behind his book "Team of Teams".
  • 05:00
     
    #Operaton Eagle Claw    #group of individual teams    #Operaton Eagle Claw    #Delta Force   
    The attempt to rescue the hostages, Operaton Eagle Claw, was a failure because it was a group of individual teams that didn't work well together. Operaton Eagle Claw used Navy helicopters flown by Marine pilots refueling with Air Force cargo planes carying Army Delta Force commandos. Each of these was a good team, but they had never really worked together before.
  • 06:00
     
    #Joint Special Operations Command   
    The result was the creation of The Joint Special Operations Command(JSOC).
  • 06:03
     
    #Operation Entebbe   
    This was a little after the Israeli's conducted Operation Entebbe in Uganda.
  • 07:59
     
    #point at which everyone else sucks   
    The Navy SEALs have a saying "the point at which everyone else sucks". You like everyone in your team, sort of tollerate everyone in the larger organization, but everyone else isn't "us".
  • 17:19
     
    #a good leader, one has to be good at their craft   
    To be a good leader, one has to be good at their craft.
  • 18:00
     
    #he wasn't there to micromanage   
    Took him a while in his career to realize that he wasn't there to micromanage.
  • 20:34
     
    #micro-manager's dream   
    It ws a micro-manager's dream, but one had to step back and realize they are not in the huddle understanding the situation well enough.
  • 22:14
     
    #Leadership is like gardenning   
    Leadership is like gardenning. The gardener didn't grow great squash. The plants did the growing. The gardenner created an environment where the plants can grow their best.
  • 27:57
     
    #Can this leadership style work outside of the special forces community   
    Can this leadership style work outside of the special forces community -- without the intensive selection process? General McChrystal's answer is yes. The strong personalities, entrenched culture, distrust accross the culture, etc may have made JSOC harder than the corporate world. It also had advantages in that JSOC was at was, so they could move fast. Also money is not an issue in the military as it off the table. Pay is determined by Congress.
  • 30:35
     
    #people are generally motivated by   
    Even in the corporate world, General McChrystal finds that people are generally motivated by wanting to be part of a team that they believe in that is going to be successful.
  • 34:43
     
    #communicate confidence in success   
    Leaders need to communicate confidence in success.
  • 40:20
     
    #Sykes Picot aggreement   
    Talks about how the fundamental national identities of the middle east, founded in WW1 in the Sykes Picot aggreement, are being reconsidered.
  • 40:37
     
    #Half of the population of Syria is now displaced   
    Half of the population of Syria is now displaced.
  • 40:48
     
    #20% of Jordan's population are Syrian refugees   
    20% of Jordan's population are Syrian refugees. That would be the equivalent of 75 million refugees in the US.
  • 41:03
     
    #24% of Lebannon is Syrian refugees   
    24% of Lebannon is Syrian refugees.
  • 41:24
     
    #General McChrystal   
    General McChrystal sees a new order in the middle east, but recognizes that it isn't defined yet.
  • 42:55
     
    #French were asked by the British how many soldiers they needed   
    Before WW1, the French were asked by the British how many soldiers they needed. The French Prime Minister replied. Just one, and I'll be sure he gets killed.
  • 43:33
     
    #General McChrystal   
    General McChrystal only eats one meal per day.
  • 45:23
     
    #Lean Startup    #Steve Blank    #Team of teams   
    Lean Startup originator Steve Blank, Author of the books "The Startup Owner's Manual", and "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" asks if Team of teams is a good way to transition a successful growing startup from a small cohesive team into a larger organization.
  • 45:48
     
    #General McChrystal   
    General McChrystal talks about the growth challenge.
  • 46:15
     
    #How big can a team be?    #Roman Legions   
    How big can a team be? An infantry company in the Roman Legions was 100 people. A Century. An infantry company today is about the same size.
  • 46:49
     
    #At some point in growth, the culture changes dramatically   
    At some point in growth, the culture changes dramatically.
  • 47:34
     
    #Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive   
    Often companies in this transition will create an organizational struture that is based off MECE - "Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive."
  • 48:48
     
    #General McChrystal    #Team of Teams   
    General McChrystal sees the solution to these cross team communication issues is in fostering a Team of Teams.
  • 50:22
     
    #General McChrystal   
    General McChrystal is asked to reccomend some books.

2015 Meet the Author - General Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.) - Team of Teams - Full Version

Watch the full version of the Meet the Author program, featuring General Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.), presenting his book, �Team of Teams : New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World� at the Marines� Memorial Club on July 15, 2015. General McChrystal is the co-founder and partner of CrossLead McChrystal Group, where he serves as an adviser to senior executives at multinational corporations. He is also a passionate advocate for national service and veterans issues. General McChrystal serves as the Chair of the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.






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