Colin Powell: Essence of Leadership

The essence of leadership according to Colin Powell is trust. You need to create the conditions of trust so that your team will keep following you. And great leaders use trust to take organisations past the level that the science of management would have us believe is possible. This clip also contains a great definition to know whether you are a good leader, and advice on what to do when you are tired, hungry, cold or scared in your leadership.

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Colin Powell

Colin Powell was a four star general in the US army who served as National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Secretary of State for the US government.


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