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Stanley McChrystal

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The JSOC Mysteries: Stanley McChrystal Edition w/ John Brisson & Recluse

The Farm

Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, Stanley McChrystal, Michael Flynn, Charles Flynn, Lloyd Austin, Keith Kellogg, David Patraeus, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, Michael Hastings, Rand Corporation, Council on Foreign Relations, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Iraq, Afghanistan, Phoenix Program, MK-ULTRA, ARTICHOKE, Special Access Program, enhanced interrogation methods, hackers, cyberwar, Cult of the Dead Cow, ARGs, alternate reality games, FBI Anon, QAnon, Project Serpo, open source intelligence, Pizzagate, Anthony Weiner, Erik Prince, Project Veritas, COVID response, January 6th, Defeat Disinformation, Peter Thiel, Palantir, Cambridge Analytica, SCL Group, Steve Bannon, Knights of Malta, Saint John's Eve, July 23, Dog Days of Summer, Joe Biden, Obama administration

1hr 32mins

12 Jul 2021

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The Importance of Adaptability with General Stanley McChrystal

Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)

546: General Stanley McChrystal has decades of leadership experience. In this interview, we discuss the importance of adaptability and agility, and General MyChrystal’s view that nimbleness is a continuous journey. He notes that cross-functional collaboration is not automatic, and organizations must be deliberate in fostering trust in a distributed environment. To do this, he suggests that transparency, vulnerability, individual empowerment, and a common purpose are all critical ingredients. We also discuss the characteristics of a resilient organization and which lessons from the military he sees as most applicable to the business realm, among a variety of other topics. Watch the interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83XooOoTYSA&t=331s _______________________________________ This episode is sponsored by Apptio.


1 Apr 2021

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Episode 10 - General Stanley McChrystal

The Centre for Army Leadership Podcast

We are honoured to be joined by General Stanley McChrystal in this week's episode. The former US four star general and JSOC Commander, General Stan was described as “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defence Robert Gates. In this episode he talks openly to us about some of the mistakes he has made throughout his career and what he learnt from them. He discusses the necessity for leaders to have humility and the concept of followership, specifically highlighting the strength of the British Non-Commissioned Officer. General Stan also unpacks his 'team of teams' approach and shares with us the need for 'shared consciousness', which he outlines can break down hierarchies and create more adaptable and resilient teams. Finally, he speaks fondly about the importance of making personal connections and to over-communicate with your people at every opportunity.  An incredible episode from “one of America’s greatest warriors”.

1hr 1min

18 Mar 2021

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An Audience With General Stanley McChrystal (U.S. Army Ret.)

The MirYam Institute Podcast with Benjamin Anthony

Global Strategy, Domestic Leadership, & Emerging Opportunities.Follow The MirYam Institute Twitter: https://bit.ly/3jkeUyxFollow Benjamin Anthony Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hZeOe9Like Benjamin Anthony Facebook: https://bit.ly/333Ct93Like The MirYam Institute Facebook: https://bit.ly/2SarHI3Follow Benjamin Anthony Instagram: https://bit.ly/30m6uPGFollow The MirYam Institute Instagram: https://bit.ly/3l5fvEDSupport the show (https://www.miryaminstitute.org/donate)

1hr 13mins

28 Feb 2021

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Stanley McChrystal- What I've Learned About Leadership

From The Green Notebook

Joe and Jacob dive into the green notebook of retired Army General Stanley McChrystal. He discusses how his time out of the Army has further shaped his thoughts on leadership and what major life lesson he's learned since the publication of the infamous Rolling Stone article in 2010. 


21 Feb 2021

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Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with GEN (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal

The Burn Bag Podcast

In this week's episode of The Burn Bag Podcast, co-hosts A'ndre and Ryan speak to retired Four Star General Stanley McChrystal about his views on leadership. We discuss the topic with the General by drawing on lessons in leadership from his own career, looking at how General McChrystal spearheaded the transformation of JSOC, or the Joint Special Operations Command, to effectively adjust to new battlefields and circumstances that insurgencies wrought. Under his leadership, JSOC went from conducting 4 raids a month to 300 raids a month, and captured Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein and killed Al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.  General McChrystal gives us his take on the leadership qualities that made both of these men so lethal and deadly to American forces, and digs into how al-Zarqawi's leadership in particular transcended his practical duties and made him in some ways more dangerous than Osama bin Laden -- even after death. We then bring the conversation to contemporary issues, getting the General's take on how COVID-19 and the fight against terrorism are similar, and how common failures have exacerbated the challenges associated with each. Lastly, General McChrystal outlines how the military needs to rethink what the 'traditional' soldier is in light of new challenges across a range of domains, that include cyberspace,  and how his work now with the McChrystal Group is furthering the 'battlefield to the boardroom' mentality.


25 Jan 2021

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Episode 015 (Gen. Stanley McChrystal)

Mission: Readiness Podcast

General Gross speaks to retired four-star Army General Stanley McChrystal, the former Commander of Joint Special Operations Command and the International Security Assistance Force. They discuss leadership lessons they learned from working together in the Army, the importance of quality nutrition, and how to manage teams during a public health crisis.


7 Oct 2020

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#110: General Stanley McChrystal - Discipline, Self-Respect, Decision Making and Leadership

Freedom Pact

Today on the show, we are joined by General Stanley McChrystal.General McChrystal is a retired four-star general, former top commander of the US and international Security Assistance Forces. Stan commanded a number of elite organisations including over-seeing the capture of Sadam Hussein in 2003, as well as taking charge of the 2009 NATO-U.S mission in Afghanistan. On top of being one of the most decorated military general’s in American history, Stan is a senior fellow at Yale and teaches a graduate seminar about leadership, on top of this Stan can also boast being a 2x best-selling author of Team of Teams, as well as the book we discussed in today’s episode Leaders: Myth and reality. In today’s episode we discuss so many things. To name just a few - respect, how to gain the respect of others and how to gain your own respect. How General McChrystal makes better decisions, how to build more discipline and also how to have difficult conversations.Links: Buy Leaders: Myth & Reality: https://amzn.to/3ibWcIpGeneral McChrystal -https://www.mcchrystalgroup.comHealthy, Wealthy & wise Newsletter - https://freedompact.co.uk/newsletter YouTube.com/freedompact (Video Interviews) instagram.com/freedompactIf you get any value from our work, please share and hit the 5* button It helps so much!


6 Aug 2020

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General Stanley McChrystal on Leadership

Kickass News

General Stanley McChrystal talks about the myths and reality of leadership.  He shares how he came to reassess the legacy of his military hero General Robert E. Lee in the aftermath of Charlottseville, how he personally learned that the man at the top often gets credit he doesn’t deserve, and why leaders aren’t always judged by their results.  He discusses a 15th century Chinese admiral who has become the symbol for that country’s global ambitions, why he didn’t realize that Coco Chanel was a real person, and one leadership flaw that he shares with Walt Disney.  He reveals why he decided to include his former enemy in combat Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the book, and what it was like to get into the dark mind of the Al Qaeda in Iraq leader.  This episode is a rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired on November 19, 2018. Order General McChrystal's book Leaders: Myth and Reality on Amazon, Audible, or wherever books are sold.  Please subscribe to Kickass News on Apple Podcasts and follow us on Facebook at Kickass News or on Twitter at @KickassNewsPod.  You can also visit www.kickassnews.com for more fun stuff. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 May 2020

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Rapid Response: A crisis leadership session with General Stanley McChrystal

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Everyone's looking for a box of crisis tricks. But the hard truth is that it simply doesn’t exist, says retired General Stanley McChrystal. Instead of looking for a new style, McChrystal says, lead with the same things that motivate people on a normal basis: Be honest about the path ahead, communicate clearly and build your team up. With calm reassurance, he encourages founders to keep their eyes on the future. Prepare for the post-pandemic world now, so you and your team can spring to action when the time comes. Retired General McChrystal is now the founder of the McChrystal Group. Interviewed by editor Bob Safian.Read a transcript of this episode: https://mastersofscale.com/rapidresponse/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtXSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


28 Apr 2020