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General Colin Powell on Leadership

General Colin Powell on Leadership

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Published by Troy Ivey
General Powells leadership training.
General Powells leadership training.

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Published by: Troy Ivey on Jan 22, 2009
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General Colin PowellGeneral Colin Powell
Chairman (Ret), Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman (Ret), Joint Chiefs of Staff 
A Leadership PrimerA Leadership Primer
 
 
LESSON 1LESSON 1
"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.""Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."
od leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, whichans that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions. It'svitable, if you're honorable. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sigmediocrity: you'll avoid the tough decisions, you'll avoid confronting thple who need to be confronted, and you'll avoid offering differentialards based on differential performance because some people mightupset. Ironically, by procrastinating on the difficult choices, by tryingto get anyone mad, and by treating everyone equally "nicely" regardlheir contributions, you'll simply ensure that the only people you'll windangering are the most creative and productive people in the organizati
 
 
LESSON 2LESSON 2
"The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the"The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is theday you have stopped leading them. They have either lostday you have stopped leading them. They have either lostconfidence that you can help them or concluded that youconfidence that you can help them or concluded that youdo not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
is were a litmus test, the majority of CEOs would fail. One, they build sy barriers to upward communication that the very idea of someone loe hierarchy looking up to the leader for help is ludicrous. Two, theorate culture they foster often defines asking for help as weakness orre, so people cover up their gaps, and the organization suffers accordil leaders make themselves accessible and available. They show concehe efforts and challenges faced by underlings, even as they demand hidards. Accordingly, they are more likely to create an environment whlem analysis replaces blame.

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