McChrystal Group Leadership Institute

IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX WORLD, SUCCESS REQUIRES EFFECTIVE LEADERS WHO CULTIVATE ADAPTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE WITHIN THEIR ORGANIZATION

Today, in the face of a dynamic and continuously shifting nature of today’s operating environment, organizations are looking to transform their legacy processes and, increasingly, individual-level behaviors. This reality underpins the charter of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute.

Legacy 20th century approaches are simply unable to deliver results in our rapidly changing world. Organizations need to rethink and evolve their leadership and organizational development programs in order to prosper in the face of a radically different 21st century environment.

The McChrystal Group Leadership Institute leverages academic research and a diverse depth of experience in military and business – captured in the bestselling book Team of Teams – to help our clients build the leadership teams of tomorrow. The Leadership Institute combines rigorous research with decades of rich leadership experience and a deep bench of seasoned executives and practitioners to create a unique approach to helping leaders develop lasting solutions to real challenges.

In particular, our experiential workshops and training programs specialize in facilitating transformational engagements in several key areas:

  • Self-awareness
  • Mindset and skills of an adaptable leaders
  • Psychology of leading change
  • Rapid design in process transformation

Mission

Our institute's mission is simple: research and train clients in the most effective means of leading adaptable and high-performing teams in complex environments.

The McChrystal Group Leadership Institute studies and develops behaviors for leading adaptable teams through the rapidly evolving challenges of the 21st century. From multi-generational workforces to an accelerating pace of technological change, the science of adaptability in leadership is the most important investment an organization can make to remain healthy and prosperous through this period of dynamic change.

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Our team members are dedicated to the study and refinement of models of leadership and organizational performance that build on the success of the team of teams approach to management and leadership. We believe that the 20th century schools of leadership are generally ill-suited to the requirements of the digital age, and we are committed to partnering with clients to share our research and create new awareness and opportunities for change.

Approach

We believe in the benefits of a rich blend of practical experience and academic research, thus our unique approach blends the experiences of an elite team that includes former government officials, business practitioners and leadership development experts.

We know that real change can’t happen in a classroom, so our methodology brings the challenges of your workplace into our sessions, and sends your solutions back with you into your workplace. Moreover, we leverage organizational - and self-awareness to create a strong and lasting impetus for change.

Through a wide range of formats, to include experiential workshops, executive off-sites, training seminars, and team building events, the Leadership Institute creates new possibilities and solutions that provide lasting results and real value for our clients.

Our leadership development solutions are customized to the specific needs of your organization or team. Typical elements of our offerings include:

  • Preparatory Assessments – to maximize the impact of our engagements, we prefer to begin with a baseline diagnostic of the challenge we seek to address to with our clients
  • Learning – tailored curriculum to build understanding and deepen knowledge about case studies and research of high-performing organizations
  • Application – facilitated workshops and guided action plans to generate real solutions to actual organizational problems
  • Awareness – practical and experiential exercises that are relevant to the formal training and designed to spark engagement, generate awareness, and enable learning

Our Solutions

Our work is always tailored to client requirements and therefore varies in scope, from a single team building offsite to a year-long monthly or quarterly leadership development program. Generally speaking, our engagement design works within the following categories: 

  • Leadership Development – partnering with leaders and HR executives to transform our approach to leadership in the 21st century, with an evolved mindset and practical tools that work
  • High-Performance Team-Building – an experiential and effective framework for optimizing the productivity and innovation of high-stakes teams
  • Rapid Transformation Workshops – short and intensive design sessions to remake discrete processes or behaviors, to include decision-making, communication and alignment systems
  • Contingency Planning – specialized perspective in strategic planning, rethinking risk and preparing for the unexpected
  • Talent Management – assistance with the strategic art and science of managing an organization’s most important asset, its people

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More Information

Learn more about our research and how we work with leaders and teams within our Leadership Institute.

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Testimonials

The fact that it was all hands on deck from the McChrystal team was impressive. The depth and breadth of experiences from your team and broader audience made the session inspiring and engaging.

The fact that it was all hands on deck from the McChrystal team was impressive. The depth and breadth of experiences from your team and broader audience made the session inspiring and engaging.

It was an incredible experience. I arrived at work afterwards with a renewed commitment to work more effectively with my team and partners.

It was an incredible experience. I arrived at work afterwards with a renewed commitment to work more effectively with my team and partners.

I was impressed with what a top notch event this was. The business world desperately needs this mindset with the approach and tools of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute.

I was impressed with what a top notch event this was. The business world desperately needs this mindset with the approach and tools of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute.

The setting, the agenda, the conversation and personal commitment of their entire team worked in concert to enable our team to make progress on its objectives.

The setting, the agenda, the conversation and personal commitment of their entire team worked in concert to enable our team to make progress on its objectives.

The leadership development sessions were fantastic and inspiring for anyone in leadership roles at any level.

The leadership development sessions were fantastic and inspiring for anyone in leadership roles at any level.