Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership helped in shaping American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century died from complications from Covid-19. 13 Rules of Leadership by Colin Powell, a compelling legacy left by him is going to help many people to grow as a leader.
I landed upon an article by Bill Murphy Jr who is the founder of Understandably.com and a contributing editor at Inc.com. In this article Bill has shared that why emotionally intelligent people are still following 13 Rules of Leadership by Colin Powell. I have shared points Bill mentioned in the article in the video above. I am amazed by the way Bill has brilliantly described why these rules are so meaningful to ‘Emotionally Intelligent people’. Women leaders keep working upon their emotional intelligence skills to use it for their excellence. A detailed description of rules by Bill can further help them in deep diving in improving their leadership skills.
13 Rules of Leadership by Colin Powell
- It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning
- Get mad, and then get over it
- Don’t become so attached to an argument that if it fails, your ego goes with it
- It can be done
- Be careful what you choose. You may get it
- Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision
- You can’t make someone else’s decisions. (And don’t let others make yours
- Check small things
- Share credit
- Remain calm and be kind
- Have a vision
- Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers
- Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier
Colin Luther Powell was an American statesman, diplomat, and four-star general who served as the 65thUnited States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American secretary of state. He served as the 16th United States national security advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993. He was the 65th United States secretary of state, serving under Republican President George W. Bush.
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