1. About the Author. The book is written by Gen Stanley McChrystal, a retired United States Army General, best acknowledged for his role as the leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He has written two other books on leadership, ‘Leaders: myth and reality’ and ‘My share of the task’. His last task, before retiring was to lead the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, has been attributed to the focused and innovative efforts on the General. The Author is known to be bold and is recognised for saying what other military leaders were afraid to. This was one of the prime reasons why he was chosen to lead all forces in Afghanistan. Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates described the author as “Perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met”. The author’s wealth of experience from his military career and his research, from sources as diverse as hospital emergency rooms to NASA’s space program, suitably qualifies him to cover the subject in detail.
4. About the Book. Team of Teams gives a perception of the contemporary application of leadership and management essential to plan and prosper in this intricate world. The book is not a study of past military events, but alternatively, a brief and exceptional compendium of intuitive thoughts put forward through delightful narratives varying from locations like industries to hospital emergency rooms. A light read which is recommended for leaders from all categories of organisations who have the pressing requirement to shatter the result of siloed teams. To overcome these limitations that leave decision making unproductive in the modern domain.