Risk is an inherent, and at times unwelcome, part of life – from the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed. However, risk means something entirely different to General McChrystal, who served in the U.S. military for decades knowing that one wrong decision could cost thousands of lives.
In his new book, Risk: A User’s Guide, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal shares his hard-won perspective on how to navigate risk in all areas of life. He offers a strategy to effectively anticipate, analyze, and act in situations where there is a likely possibility that things won’t go as planned. Through the lens of leadership, General McChrystal explains how to build and strengthen your company’s “Risk Immune System” by sharing the 10 dimensions of control that you can use to respond to risk. Drawing on examples ranging from his career in the military and his experience in the corporate world, McChrystal explains how these 10 factors are always in play and how individuals and organizations can use them to exert mastery over every type of risk they might face. By helping you shift the focus from the possibility that something will go wrong, to thinking about how it can be managed and used to your advantage, General Stanley McChrystal will help you reimagine the way you think about and conquer uncertainty in business and life.