The demands of business leadership are changing as globalization and a growing flood of information make the jobs of leadership teams more complex. Can the old hierarchical style of leadership keep up? What should take its place?
A recent WSJ article interviewed retired Generals Stan McChrystal and Mike Flynn about their experiences on the battlefield and how to apply those lessons towards business. While the meaning of competition may be different for business versus the military, the principles of defeating the competition through a focused strategy and great execution are the same. Here are their seven leadership takeaways from the battlefield for the boardroom.