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Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom with Chris Fussell, President of the McChrystal Group
Episode 75th January 2021 • The NoVA Business Podcast • Jessica Du Bois & Derek Winn
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Chris Fussell is a Partner at the McChrystal Group. He is the author of One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, and a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, the first book in the series. He was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997 and spent the next 15 years on U.S. Navy SEAL Teams around the globe. He then served as Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during McChrystal’s final year commanding a Joint Special Operations Task Force fighting Al Qaeda around the globe.

Since leaving active duty in 2012, Fussell has also served as a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, sits on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation, is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and teaches at Yale University’s Jackson Institute. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his family.

Chris co-hosts the No Turning Back Podcast with Stan McChrystal. They have interviewed leaders like Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart; Simon Sinek, Author & Speaker; and Molly Joseph, CEO of UnitedHealth Group. 

  • Highlights of the episode:
  • Lessons learned in Navy Seals training
  • How Chris came to be the Aide-de-Camp to General Stanley McChrystal
  • Pivoting the McChrystal Group during the pandemic
  • The new normal of the business world
  • Attributes that develop into top talent
  • The Team of Teams framework
  • The most common bottleneck for companies

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