Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Leadership according to Colin Powell

Colin Powell
Originally uploaded by dfarber.
Colin Powell spoke this week at the's user and developer conference in San Francisco. Here's some of what he said.

  • Good leaders inspire, not motivate. The best leaders can inspire people, so they can do things through self-motivation.

  • Leadership involves developing a vision and conveying that purpose throughout the organization.

  • You need to make sure the followers have the skills and tools needed to get the job done. Leadership is about creating bonds of trust.
Good stuff, eh? So, how can we help our Coast Guard leaders -- at all levels of the organization -- abide by these Powellisms?

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