Leadership: Listen FIRST, Learn and then Lead

Hola Todos!

Since we are on a TED theme this week, today’s leadership nugget is from four-star General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan.  In his TED leadership video (click here), General McChrystal tells us that great leaders listen FIRST and then make decisions to lead their organizations.  How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning…

In addition to this message, General McChrystal reminds us of a similar theme here on DigNuggetville – failing forward.  Around the 7:18 minute mark, General McChrystal says, “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.”

Something to think about today…


Dr. Dan-o


Daniel M. Ladik, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University





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