“…So now I do that Tuesday morning jump, but it’s not any jump — that was September 11th, 2001. And when we took off from the airfield, America was at peace. When we landed on the drop-zone, everything had changed. And what we thought about the possibility of those young soldiers going into combat as being theoretical was now very, very real — and leadership seemed important. But things had changed; I was a 46-year-old brigadier general. I’d been successful, but things changed so much that I was going to have to make some significant changes, and on that morning, I didn’t know it.”
In this entertaining Ted Talk, Stanley McChrystal talks about what he has learned over time about effective leadership
View of written transcript of this Ted Talk here.