GLS2013 Session 7 – Colin Powell – It worked for me


Colin Powell is without doubt an amazing leader having served at the highest levels in a number of different roles.  In this short address he highlights the simple truth that leadership is also about followers and that great leaders focus on taking care of their followers.  Every time I hear Colin speak I am left with the impression of him being a hugely demanding and caring leader for whom people would want to give their all.

Key insights

If you want to be a great leader, take care of your troops

If you want to go somewhere, make sure you have a destination


  • Creating followers
  • Trust your people


It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership: Lessons in Leadership and Life

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