Due for release 30th October 2018


Lessons from Twelve of the Greatest Figures in World History

Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers

'People don't quit their jobs, they quit their bosses... The action of leadership is not leading, it's teaming... Leadership is the ecosystem that the leader cultivates' General Stanley McChrystal

In Leaders, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be a successful leader in today's world.

The bestselling author dismantles the outdated Great Man theory of leadership proving that exceptional leaders are not defined by their personalities or achievements but the environments they cultivate.

By profiling pairs of iconic leaders from Alexander the Great and Mark Zuckerberg to Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs to Robert E. Lee and Harriet Tubman, McChrystal analyses how each has responded to similar challenges and what we can learn from them.

His research, bolstered by decades of management experience from his first day at military academy to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group, leads him to construct a ground-breaking new paradigm: Effective leadership is not about the leader themselves but the environment they create.

  • Portfolio Penguin
  • Published 30th October 2018
  • 304 Pages
  • £14.99