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Corporate Boards, Consulting, Speaking Fees: How U.S. Generals Thrived After Afghanistan

When Stanley A. McChrystal was the top general in Afghanistan, he would ask his troops a question: “If I told you that you weren’t going home until we win - what would you do differently?” McChrystal recalls that question in his 2015 management manual, “Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” which says his wartime leadership techniques can guide organizations far from the battlefield toward “successful mission completion.” The failure of the American mission in Afghanistan became deadly apparent last month when the Afghan army collapsed as the Taliban took control. But the generals who led ...

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