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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Fussell, David Silverman, Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins Narrator: Paul Michae Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Former General Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq, he found that—despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military—al-Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

To defeat such an agile enemy, JSOC had to change its focus from efficiency to adaptability. McChrystal led the transformation of his forces into a network that combined robust centralized communication (shared consciousness) with decentralized managerial authority (empowered execution).

Now he shows not only how the military made that transition, but also how similar shifts are possible in all kinds of organizations, from large companies to start-ups to charities to government agencies. In a world of rapid change, the best organizations think and act like a team of teams, embracing small groups that combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share what they’ve learned.

Chrystal and his colleagues explain their process for helping organizations embrace this model. They also share fascinating research and examples from settings as diverse as emergency rooms and NASA’s mission control center.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a bold argument that leaders can help teams become greater than the sum of their parts.”

    Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

  • Team of Teams is erudite, elegant, and insightful. An unexpected and surprising wealth of information and wonder, it provides a blueprint for how to cope with increasing complexity in the world. A must read for anyone who cares about the future—and that means all of us.”

    Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind

  • Team of Teams is a compelling, pragmatic argument for a more information-rich, decentral­ized approach to management from a leader who has successfully weathered storms with higher stakes than most business leaders will ever encounter…for anyone serious about taking their leadership further, faster.”

    John Venhuizen, president and CEO, Ace Hardware Corporation

  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Business & Investing

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gitesh | 7/4/2016

    " impressive story telling with examples. .. once started its hard to put it down before completing. . "

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