Gen. Stan McChrystal's TED Talk: Insights On Leadership


In his popular TED talk entitled, "Listen, Learn,...then Lead," which has been translated into 33 languages, General Stanley McChrystal covers building a sense of shared purpose, and he shares what he learned about leadership over decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? He thinks you can do so by listening and learning and addressing the possibility of failure.

General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan and four-star general who is credited for creating a revolution in warfare that fuses intelligence and operations, is one of our most impressive and most popular keynote speakers covering topics such as leadership, teamwork, and organizational innovation. Wired magazine said that “to hear McChrystal talk about leadership is like hearing Steve Jobs talk about innovation.”

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Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Best-Selling Author, & Co-Founder of the McChrystal Group

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General Stanley McChrystal is a four-star general, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the most sensitive counter-terrorism units. He is widely praised for revolutionizing warfare by fusing intelligence and operations and is credited with the capture of Saddam Hussein and the location and killing al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal “one of America’s greatest warriors.” McChrystal addresses leadership, teambuilding, and geopolitics.