Key takeaways from Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal

Key takeaways

Creating shared consciousness

Problem

Understanding the whole

  • Cheat sheet with people’s names.
  • Ask a question to show you listened.
  • No need to give negative feedback in front of people. It can be done in private later.
  • Interest and enthusiasm were most powerful behaviors.
  • Ask for opinions and advice. Don’t pretend you know everything.

Team of teams is a network of networks

Idea flow

Empowered execution

Leaders should be gardeners

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