Colin Powell Quotes, 13 Rules Of Leadership, Net Worth, Elementary School, Middle School

Colin Luther Powell born April 5, 1937  was a politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star military who served as the 65th Secretary of State of the United States from 2001 to 2005. He was the United States’ first African-American Secretary of State.

Prior to his election as president in 2008, Barack Obama and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the two highest-ranking African Americans in federal executive branch history (by virtue of the Secretary of State standing fourth in the presidential line of succession).

From 1987 to 1989, he was the 16th United States National Security Advisor, and from 1989 to 1993, he was the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Powell Quotes

  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
  • Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or conclude you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
  • Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell 13 Rules Of Leadership

    1. It ain’t as bad as you think! It will look better in the morning.
    2. Get mad then get over it.
    3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
    4. It can be done.
    5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
    6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
    7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
    8. Check small things.
    9. Share credit.
    10. Remain calm. Be kind.
    11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
    12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
    13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell Net Worth

How much is Colin Powell worth? Colin Powell was worth $60 Million.

Colin Powell Elementary School

What Elementary school did Colin Powell attend? It is not very clear which elementary school Colin Powell attended.

Colin Powell Middle School

What middle school did Colin Powell attend? Collin Powell attended Morris High School.