Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Stanley McChrystal DavidSilverman Tantum Collins Chris Fussell / Oct 19, 2019

Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World What if you could combine the agility adaptability and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special

  • Title: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • Author: Stanley McChrystal DavidSilverman Tantum Collins Chris Fussell
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  • What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment andWhat if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training but none of the enemy s speed and flexibility.McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a team of teams that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision making authority Faster, flatter and flexible, the task force beat back al Qaeda.In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to any leader Through compelling examples, the authors demonstrate that the team of teams strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA and has the potential to transform organizations large and small A bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit An indispensable guide to organizational change Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

    Team of Teams McChrystal Group Praise for Team of Teams In addition to being a fascinating and colorful read, this book is an indispensable guide to the organizational change and deep appreciation of teamwork that is essential in today s fast moving environment Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute Team of Teams is a compelling theme for our era It s an Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World Overall, Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World is the best answer I ve seen so far to the question Gary Hamel and Bill Breen asked a decade ago Read Team Of Teams An Emerging Organizational Model May , The team of teams model provides compelling leadership development opportunities for Ashoka s staff Two thirds of people s time is going to be in temporary teams a partnership team, a Recaps from Team of Teams Fred Nickols Web Site Recaps from Team of Teams Fred Nickols Page nickols Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for A Complex World by retired Army General Stanley McChrystal is a masterful discussion of how and why organizations Key takeaways from Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal Team of teams is a network of networks GM had over , employees broken up into many teams Each team tries to optimize themselves and views other teams with hostility competition because they Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World Jan , Team of Teams has , ratings and reviews The retired four star general and and bestselling author of My Share of the Task shares a powerful new l BOOK REVIEW Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Jul , Team of Teams is a compelling read, with well documented sources and a remarkably fluid writing style, carefully scrubbed of Pentagon acronyms, overstatements and psychobabble. Team of Teams New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World Team of Teams harnesses these new realities as assets, providing a leadership framework to produce the inclusiveness and adaptability of a fast moving start up, at the scale of any size organization Brad Smith, president and CEO, Intuit Team of Teams Quotes by Stanley McChrystal Team of Teams Summary General Stanley McChrystal FREE PDF Teams consist of different people with different knowledge and skills, which ensure that if a company is a team of teams, it can adapt to different types of threats and face various challenges Key Lessons from Team of Teams Grasp the Unpredictability of Modern Times How Teams Function A Team of Teams

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      • Stanley McChrystal DavidSilverman Tantum Collins Chris Fussell

        Stanley Allen McChrystal born August 14, 1954 is a retired United States Army General His last assignment was as Commander, International Security Assistance Force ISAF and Commander, U.S Forces Afghanistan USFOR A He previously served as Director, Joint Staff from August 2008 to June 2009 and as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, but also criticized for his alleged role in the cover up of the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident McChrystal was reportedly known for saying and thinking what other military leaders were afraid to this was one of the reasons cited for his appointment to lead all forces in Afghanistan He held the post from June 15, 2009, to June 23, 2010.Following unflattering remarks about Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials attributed to McChrystal and his aides in a Rolling Stone article, McChrystal was recalled to Washington, D.C where President Barack Obama accepted his resignation as commander in Afghanistan His command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan was immediately assumed by the deputy commander, British General Sir Nicholas Nick Parker, pending the confirmation of a replacement Obama named General David Petraeus as McChrystal s replacement Petraeus was confirmed by the Senate and officially assumed command on June 30 Days after being relieved of his duties in Afghanistan, McChrystal announced his retirement.In 2010, after leaving the Army, McChrystal joined Yale University as a Jackson Institute for Global Affairs senior fellow He teaches a course entitled Leadership, a graduate level seminar with some spots reserved for undergraduates The course received 250 applications for 20 spots in 2011 and is being taught for a third time in 2013.McChrystal co founded and is a partner at the McChrystal Group LLC, an Alexandria, Virginia based consulting firm.McChrystal s memoir, My Share of the Task, published by Portfolio of the Penguin Group, was released on January 7, 2013 The autobiography had been scheduled to be released in November 2012, but was delayed due to security clearance approvals required from the Department of Defense.McChrystal is the son of Mary Gardner Bright and Major General Herbert J McChrystal, Jr and was the fourth child in a family of five boys and a girl, all of whom would serve in the military or marry military spouses His older brother, Colonel Scott McChrystal, is a retired Army chaplain, and is the endorsing agent for the Assemblies of God.McChrystal married his wife Annie in April 1977, and the couple has one adult son, Sam.


    1. Not bad for a celebrity business book. Was pretty interesting to hear how McChrystal managed a remote workforce of thousands through his daily Operations & Intelligence meetings - going to try to implement some of his ideas in our own weekly meeting. But really, the most interesting (and controversial) claim in the book was:Big Data will not save us because the same technological advances that brought us these mountains of information and the digital resources for analyzing them have at the [...]

    2. Amazing bookOne of the clearest and most compelling business books I have read lately. McChrystal clearly explains through examples and history why traditional organizations based on hierarch and command and control are failing. He defines a new way to organize and manage teams in a way anyone can understand. Even better he tells an amazing story about how the us army defeated al quaida in Iraq.Very well researched and fascinating book. Anyone interested in improving their team effectiveness or [...]

    3. Working in the business world for the past 15 years, I have been bombarded by business books. I appreciate many of them and some of them I still reference on a regular basis. They have helped shape me professionally but none of them can I safely say have truly changed me. For the past few years, I have been scratching my head in how to be a good and effective business as a leader. There are so many amazing communication tools but I am bombarded by messages as a consumer and a leader that often t [...]

    4. A really interesting look at organizational leadership strategy through the lens of what was learned in by joint special forces in the middle east. I heard about this on Tim Ferriss's podcast when he interviewed General McChrystal and was intrigued. The book did no disappoint.

    5. Team of Team is one of those odd hybrid books, applying lessons from the military to business and vice versa, structured around General McChrystal's personal memoir of transforming Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) into the globe-spanning terrorist-hunting "sword and shield" that it is today, structured around the elimination of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, commander of Al Qaeda in Iraq.McChrystal and his co-authors (Yale grad Tantum Collins appears to have done a lot of the heavy lifting in term [...]

    6. This book can be "listened to" as an audiobook. It has lots of thrilling stories about history, US Army and Iraq. These stories keep you engaged. We like stories, right?!But the main focus of the book is not on war stories. It's on the organizational transformation from top-down management style to a net of self-managing teams. It's the change from "machine-like" structures to "organism-like" ones. It's the trick of using highly-skilled "liaison" people — your own promoters inside friendly org [...]

    7. I can't praise this book enough. If you're interested in leadership and resilient, agile organizations, you definitely should read this book.The core of the book is about the task force (JSOF) tasked with defeating Al Quaida in Irak (AQI) and its transformation from a more traditional, hierarchical organization with centralized decision making into a resilient, distributed, fast deciding, networked organization of teams; hold together by trust, technology and information sharing.Interwoven with [...]

    8. Awesome book. The right amount of stories and insights. Must have been really hard to transform such a big and strictly hierarchical "organization".

    9. Surprisingly both solid in its message and elegantly told. I gather from reading between the lines that much credit is due to Tatum Collins for the deft storytelling and crisp style. Weaving together the contributions of multiple strong leaders with compelling experience and voices accustomed to being heard is a spectacular challenge, and he pulled it off exceptionally smoothly. Of course, the book's success is a testament to its own philosophy, and thus the recognition is due to the four author [...]

    10. I was very sceptical in the beginning and wanted to close the book once I realised that the book is written by US General who lead Special Task Forces in Iraq. Nothing good can come out of this, I thought, but the impression was the opposite. General Stanley McChrystal's book was more specific, better structured and had better management theory evaluation overview than most of the business gurus I've read As for worker of the Software Development Industry it is not a surprise for me to see the t [...]

    11. Teams of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Stanley McChrystal, with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell, is a book about the restructuring of the Joint Special Operations Task Force from the ground up. The book is built upon the authors ”personal experiences”, together with their ”reviews” of ”published studies” and ”interviews” with ”experts in a wide variety of fields” (p. 5). The authors ”lay out the symptoms”, the ”root causes”, [...]

    12. An excellent read! To lead organisational change in this organisation, in the circumstances of the Iraq war must have been extremely challenging, but clearly the need to adapt and change worked for them. A good leadership/business book should spark ideas and challenge your own thinking, this book has certainly done that and has left me with some ideas to take back to my own organisation and consider my own leadership style.

    13. Phenomenal insights! These are concepts with the potential to transform an organization from the slow, linear structure of our bygone Industrial Age to a highly adaptable and resilient structure in our present Information Age. McChrystal and Co. illustrate with uncanny clarity how our reductionist organizational machines, no matter how well oiled, are failing to thrive in today's complex environments. We have to transform into organic neural networks to be responsive and agile enough in this rel [...]

    14. An important read on leading adaptive teams in highly complex environments. I'm docking it a star because I really wasn't a fan of the overly complicated writing style. The lessons learned could easily be applied to situations outside of the military, so helpful for anyone working with teams in fast-paced environments.

    15. McCrystal hits upon success yet again drawing upon his victories and mistakes with Task Force in communicating the power of teams. Time and again, both through studies, research and practice we find that building interconnected and transparent teamwork approaches to organizational challenges leads to more effective and productive outcomes. A very enjoyable read!

    16. Great book! Very good overview of management practices and importance collective consciousness and empowerment. I also fond quite interesting the deep insights on the application of these practices in military operations.

    17. A nice account of how military strategy changed in the face of new technology and distributed criminal organisation and how this is transferrable to economy. Not much new here. Repetitive.

    18. One of the two books that has most influenced me professionally (the other being Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull of Pixar).The book explores the problem of large organisations dealing effectively with complexity through the lens of the US Joint Special Operations Task Force, and General McChrystal's efforts to reorganise the Force to respond to the nebulous, organic, rapidly changing threats posed by Al Qaeda in Iraq. This le [...]

    19. I picked up Stanley McChrystal's book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World because I really enjoyed the message he shared when writing My Share of the Task: A Memoir. I was curious how he pulled it together and what lessons he had to share. More importantly, I was looking for ideas I could use for my small team and institution. I was not disappointed. This book helped to flesh out some points he made in his first book. Team of Teams focused on his operations in Iraq and t [...]

    20. Unread this for book club at work and, while it's got some interesting bits, it's very repetitive and really doesn't contain anything new that other business and leadership books have not already covered, some since the 1990s. Maybe the military is very slow on the uptake though. It's also worth noting that, despite their amazing restructure of their anti-terror task force it's 10 years since this book was written and the War on Terror shows no signs of being won. (Probably because the whole ide [...]

    21. This book is really really good. So full of details and great ideas that it is probably one I will have to re-read. My one critique is that I wish there was a better "how to" section. The author identifies lots of issues and even suggests solutions. Even provides real world examples from his life experiences, but I still feel like more could have been done to give ideas on how to get to the solutions and make the changes he suggests are imperative for our times. I don't want to say more for fear [...]

    22. Stan McChrystal is perhaps the smartest, most innovative flag officer I ever had the opportunity of sitting down and chatting with. Overall, his book is no disappointment; he has reiterated and refined many of the ideas he worked with while in uniform, and developed a few more. The title of the work points to his drive to get large organizations or associations of smaller groups working together as quickly, intuitively, and creatively as a small team might. He offers both a history and critique [...]

    23. Not only is not 2015 any longer it is not 1990 either. Year after year I hear "great managers" talk about empowerment, if people have the idea they will execute it better, and fixing a problem at the lowest level is best. Yet those same "great managers" no more act, execute or behave in a manner that nurtures the right environment. GEN McChrystal lays out why the workforce of today has to be lead differently than the way it was managed "back in the day" (pick any day). I thought the numerous ref [...]

    24. Really good book. General Stanley McChrystal, commander of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq, describes how he challenged the traditional management structure of the US military in order to make it more agile in its fight against Al-Qaeda in Iraq - the precursor to ISIS. The lessons of the book are worth considering by business managers who arrange their companies in traditional org structures - a top down pyramid which buckets people into teams and teams into siloed departments. M [...]

    25. This is a great addition to Stanley McChrystal's popular TED talk "Listen, learn then lead"ted/talks/stanley_mccHere are my brief notes from the book; my favorite aspect is his evolving leadership style from command-and-control to empowering. Leader as gardener and not chess master.The connectivity of trust and purpose imbues teams with an ability to solve problems that could never be foreseen by a single manager—their solutions often emerge as the bottom-up result of interactions, rather than [...]

    26. Surprisingly lucid, well-written, and self-aware for a war-themed management book. The prose gets a little purple, but Tantum Collins (who seems to have done the bulk of the writing) still manages to organize his points clearly, and provides good evidence for why his points are correct.The major points are:A. Complex operational problems will not be effectively solved by top-down mutually exclusive organizational silos, because any problem will naturally need to involve more than one silo–info [...]

    27. Relies heavily on the military motif, but if you can look beyond that, it has a lot to offer. McChrystal won't tell you how to reshape your organization but will give certain principles that are more appropriate for the modern era. There's a lot to enjoy here, from his disinterest in efficiency as an end to itself to his undermining of the "chess master" leadership style. Strictly hierarchical organizations could benefit from this, though it's hard to see how it's possible unless people get repl [...]

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