General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.)

United States Secretary of State (2001-2005)

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) is one of the most admired and respected leaders in America today. A man of intelligence, versatility and presence, Powell served as the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was appointed secretary of state by President George W. Bush—becoming, at that time, the most powerful African-American ever to hold office. A four-star general, Powell’s numerous awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, and he is the author of his best-selling autobiography, My American Journey.

General Powell’s second book, an instant New York Times best seller titled It Worked For Me, reveals the lessons that shaped his life and career. As someone who crafted and articulated the U.S. position on the world stage, Powell provides insight on efforts to stabilize a troubled world and the diplomatic and leadership skills needed to transform unstable regions into areas where societies and cultures flourish.

Leadership: Taking Charge During Turbulent Times
  • What it takes to be a standout leader: Strategies for “taking charge” during times of great change and great crises
  • How to remain focused when faced with multiple and competing priorities
  • Taking responsibility: The challenge of improving processes, organizations and people
  • The power of persuasion, reason, and building trust to achieve your leadership goals