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  • ............Leadership is the art of accomplishing , more than the science of management says is possible.......

    COLIN POWELL Extraordinary Leadership Lessons in the Today’s World

    ...........A leader has to inspire people. A leader has to invest in people. A leader has to challenge people …. Colin Powell’s Leadership

    Lessons Personal success

    Son of Jamaican immigrants, Colin Powell

    displayed outstanding leadership skills that should

    be an example for current and future generations.

    In the Army, starting as officer, he became a four

    star general and rose to the highest rank a military

    person can achieve as Chairman of the Joint

    Chiefs of Staff. He then headed the U.S.

    diplomacy as Secretary of State.

    Leadership Lessons

    When he was a four star general he did everything

    possible to break down his rank barriers to deal

    with his colleagues at all level. In that he exuded

    LMX leadership style developing strong

    relationships with the followers breaking the

    hierarchical relationship. One of his quotes is:

    “Organization charts and fancy titles count for

    next to nothing”. Continued on Page 2

     ........Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through, argument,

    debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand."..........  

    A G l o b a l , T r a n s f o r m a t i o n a l a n d

    S o c i a l L e a d e r ETHICS AND

    MORAL VALUES COMMITTED TO

    HIS TEAM

    ….Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible….

  • COLIN POWELL’S LEADERSHIP LESSONS PAGE2

    Reflection on Leadership. Prepared by Walter Demartis . The George Washington University . Department of Human and Organizational Learning . MA in HR Development . Class : Leadership in Organizations . Dr. Tova Olson Sanders.

    During his time as Secretary of State he took decisions

    that were later criticized but he did that for the foreign

    policy of the country he was serving. This is also a sign of

    authentic leadership in that he was genuine and fought

    for ideals and values of his country. One of his quotes is

    “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off” .

    Moral Values

    He also clashed with many politicians and the political

    system over sensitive policy issues. It demonstrates that

    rightly or wrongly he adhered to certain principles. This

    is authentic leadership. He believed in ethical values and

    transparency and he challenged people for this. He

    displayed consistency all the times and his

    straightforward, charismatic approach and embodiment

    of personal core values are lessons in the today’s world.

    Vision and Team Building

    As army officer he was successful in his carrier as he was

    result oriented, caring about performances and

    promoting vision for himself and his followers. In that he

    was transformational and at the same time result oriented

    focusing on the job to get done. He was demanding but

    never authoritative and never lost sight of the well being

    of the team. …. “Don’t chase the latest management

    fads. The situation dictates, which approach best

    accomplishes the team’s mission. Never neglect details.

    When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader

    must be doubly vigilant” ..and ….”Keep looking below

    surface appearances”. This quote shows that as leader

    he always paid attention to what was going on in the

    organization to make changes when events suggested so,

    which demonstrates adaptive leadership style. He frequently used his position power to get things done,

    which denotes a contingency type of leadership. In one

    interview he was quoted saying: …..A leader has to

    inspire people. A leader has to invest in people .A leader

    has to challenge people …..It shows his inspirational,

    developmental and ethical leadership styles. Today, as a

    private citizen, Colin Powell is engaged in an

    organization that aims at reducing health care costs

    promoting quality health services for all.

    A global leader ...there is no country in the world that

    does not touch us. We are a country of countries with a

    citizen in our ranks from every land. We are attached by

    a thousand cords to the world at large, to its teeming

    cities, to its remotest regions, to its oldest civilizations, to

    its newest cries for freedom. This means that we have an

    interest in every place on this Earth, that we need to lead,

    to guide, to help in every country that has a desire to be

    free, open and prosperous."

    This last quote emphasizes Colin Powell’s global

    leadership, his views of the world and that of his country,

    and the promotion of social issues such as diversity. An

    extraordinary leadership lesson in the today’s world.

    Harari, O. (2002). The leadership Secret of Colin Powell. New

    York: McGraw-Hill.

     

     

    Reflection on Leadership. Prepared by Walter Demartis . The George Washington University . Department of Human and Organizational Learning MA in HR Development . Class : Leadership in Organizations . Dr. Tova Olson Sanders.