There are so many lessons to learn from Ret. General Colin Powell. As a General, he needed to pay attention to the systems that surrounded his soldiers and learn to prioritize what was important.

His viewpoints in the presentation below demonstrate how leaderful he really was as a General, and he provided one of the biggest qualities in a leader, consistency.

When you can walk into your workplace and you do not know where you stand, or whether you are meeting the mission of the organization, you work for then can result in role confusion and fear can set in.

A few of my takeaways are: leadership means not everyone will love you all the time; a leader needs to be accessible; a closed mouth doesn’t get fed; and know your employees, organization and the company culture.

To see the full presentation, click here

Until next time…