Friday, July 2, 2010
McChrystal forgot how to deal with the media
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - by Doug Carlson
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s firing by President Obama has lessons in it for every executive in every company in every state of the union, including Hawaii. It was the dramatic conclusion to what can happen when a leader forgets the basics about surviving in a media-driven environment.
McChrystal’s “insubordination” and apparent disrespect for the principle of civilian control of the military as reported by Rolling Stone magazine were the primary reasons cited by the President, but at the heart of the general’s f…