Colin Powell’s “13 Rules” of leadership

I’ve always admired Gen. Powell. He has a new book titled, “It Worked For Me”, where he outlines his 13 Rules. I first read them in “My American Journey” years ago. They still make sense. They are as follows:

It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.

Get mad, then get over it.

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

It can be done!

Be careful what you choose. You may get it.

Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.

Check small things.

Share credit.

Remain calm. Be kind.

Have a vision. Be demanding.

Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Pretty simple, huh?

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