During the “Alchemy of Leadership” conference at Carnegie Hall, one of the last people many viewers expected Stanley McChrystal to praise was a fashion designer. When discussing Ranger, SEAL, and Delta teams, McChrystal commented on how the members refuse to get along with others and consider themselves above everyone else. While these teams are often very effective, he believes they are only as good as the individual members. When discussing a book, “Leaders: Myth and Reality,” McChrystal discussed how Coco Chanel was used as an example of a strong leader. “She changes fashion radically and she does it by personal example,” he commented.
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