Crisis Leadership Tips from General Stanley McChrystal – It’s Always About Transparency (Especially in the Workplace)

Skip Weisman, Professional Speaker, Certified Great Game of Business Coach & AuthorWho do you believe?

Colonel Nathan R. Jessep or Retired Army General Stanley McChrystal?

Colonel Jessep you may recall is Jack Nicholson’s character in the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men.”

Jessep, in response to Tom Cruise’s prosecutor’s demand for “the truth,” shouts, “You can’t handle the truth.”

Or, do you believe with McChrystal, who says in this NPR interview from earlier today, April 1, 2020, “that people can handle bad news, even frightening news, if it is put into context and they believe it is accurate.

He said, “…get the best, most accurate information as we can and communicate that with as much transparency as we can. ”

Listen to his NPR interview here, it is worth the six minutes:


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And, for this current environment, remember the television series and Hill Street Blues’ Sergeant Phil Esterhaus’s (played by Michael Conrad) morning roll call catchphrase, “Let’s Be Careful Out There!

’til next time,

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