How do you build and adapt a team in a fast-paced world where the competition doesn’t follow traditional rules of engagement? US Army General Stanley McChrystal outlines it all in Team Of Teams: New Rules Of Engagement For A Complex World.
Team Of Teams
General Stanley McChrystal took charge of the Joint Special Task Force in 2004 and quickly needed to figure out how to fight an opponent that didn’t play by the traditional rules of military engagement. Al Qaeda in Iraq was decentralized, allowing it to strike quickly and then vanish into the background. Even with massive resources on their side, the Joint Special Operations Task Force struggled to fight an enemy unlike any they’d encountered before.
A new game plan was needed. Long standing ways of war proved to be too slow to adapt. By the time a decision gets through layers of bureaucracy, the enemy has moved on and all of that effort was for nothing. General McChrystal went to work creating a new approach, designed for the new world of war.
Team of Teams is a look at how the Joint Special Operations Task Force rebuilt themselves as a fast, nimble, transparent operation with decentralized decision-making authority. Stories of battlefield failure and success show how this new approach helped turn the tables on Al Qaeda in Iraq.
It’s fascinating to learn how an organization so large was able to adapt and form a fast-moving team through changes once thought to be impossible within such a hiarchy-driven organization.
Though the story told is that of the US armed forces, numerous lessons learned can be applied to any business faced with adapting to modern challenges. It’s gripping and full of insights that can be applied to business, just as they were fighting forces.
Team Of Teams puts you behind enemy lines and keeps your attention with stories from the battle with Al Qaeda in Iraq. It presents lessons that found success with the US military, which also have application in the business world.
Anyone looking for a book on leadership and building highly-functioning teams should grab themselves a copy.
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