McChrystal: Leading change isn’t easy: Retired Army four-star general speaks at Priority Midland kick-off
2 Feb 2019
Priority Midland introduced itself to residents on Monday night at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.
The speaking lineup, which included economist Ray Perryman and retired Army four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal, reminded the who’s who in local government and nonprofit and community organizations that the rate of change has increased exponentially in Midland and that a team of teams requires change.
McChrystal provided a first-hand look at how his experience as the head of Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq forced him to evolve as a military man and leader. Characteristics such as trust, a common purpose and shared consciousness were part of a foundation of bringing together entities that previously operated in a silo and helped to defeat al-Qaida in Iraq.