An Organization Must be Constantly Led Uphill or it Rolls Backward

4-Star General Stanley McChrystal was responsible for reshaping counterterrorism warfare from 2003 to 2008. In the introduction to his book, Team of Teams, he makes this powerful observation:

“An organization is no more enduring than the physical conditioning that keeps a soldier fit. An organization must be constantly led, or, if necessary, pushed uphill toward what it must be. Stop pushing and it doesn’t continue, or even rest in place; it rolls backward.

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