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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director’s Lunch with General (ret) Stanley McChrystal, Senior Fellow, Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

In July 2010, General Stanley McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after almost three and a half decades in uniform.  Soon after graduating from West Point, McChrystal joined the U.S. Special Forces, and he eventually led the Army's Rangers, the Joint Special Operations Command, and U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan.  He is a proven and respected leader in peace and war, and today teaches "Leadership in Operation" at Yale University. 

In a January 10th Forbes interview, McChrystal said about leadership:

"… leadership is not management. Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good, but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract’s wording. You will not be able to pay people enough for what you will really want out of them—leadership is what accounts for that difference."

General McChrystal is the Co-Founder of McChrystal Group LLC and a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He heads the White House Initiative, Joining Forces, dedicated to encouraging companies, schools, philanthropic groups, religious groups, and local communities to recognize the stress that is endured by families of active-duty personnel, reservists and veterans, and to strive to meet their needs.

McChrystal is the author of, My Share of the Task, a memoir of his service in the military, particularly the secretive war against al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife of 35 years, Annie.

 

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