Lessons in leadership

Delivering the keynote address at the PMI Global Congress 2008--North America is distinguished statesman and accomplished military leader General Colin Powell. This article reports an interview with General Powell discussing his experience in leading projects and teams and in developing his skills as a leader. In doing so, it describes how General Powell addressed situations involving great uncertainty and complexity, profiling his advice on resolving adversity and setbacks, keeping projects on track, making unpopular decisions, improving leadership skills, collaborating working with team members and making difficult decisions, encouraging a transparent working environment, and obtaining the key skills and techniques involved in leading others.
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