General McChrystal & Jeff Eggers Release New Book, Leaders: Myth and Reality


This week, three-time New York Times best-selling author General Stanley McChrystal, the former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, and Jeff Eggers, a former US Navy SEAL Leader who served as President Barack Obama's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, released their new book, Leaders: Myth and Reality

In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling books, My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, Stanley McChrystal and Jeff Eggers dismantle the Great Man theory of leadership, by profiling leaders whose real stories defy their legends. In the book, the co-authors look at 13 influential leaders throughout history—from great war Generals to business tycoons to civil rights icons and even an al Qaeda despot—to provoke a new and necessary conversation on leadership.

They tackle burning questions around what real leadership is, the roles leaders ought to play, where the kind of leadership that incites loyal followers comes from, and more. A fascinating walk through the past aimed at enlightening and empowering the leaders of our present and future, the book is an ideal read for any leader that wants to grow their footprint by empowering their people. 

McChrystal and Eggers have been all over the news the last few weeks promoting the book, including being featured in various prime-time spots on CNN, Fox, and CBS This Morning.

Watch General McChrystal's recent interview with CBS This Morning, including host and Leading Authorities exclusive speaker, Norah O’Donnell:



Leaders is a timely and entertaining book that will elevate the conversation about leadership today, and General McChrystal and Jeff Eggers are now offering a dynamic presentation based on this book.

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