By | BILL MURPHY JR. | www.inc.com
Powell, who died Monday at age 84, had a compelling and complicated legacy: first Black officer to be a four-star general commanding troops, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and eventually Secretary of State during President George W. Bush’s first term.
For many, of course, his biggest legacy was the way he pushed inaccurate intelligence in support of the invasion of Iraq.
For others, however, he’s likely to be remembered as much for his oft-repeated 13 rules as for his accomplishments and controversies. As I read through them upon learning of his death, I came to the realization that each rule succeeds because each is about separating actions from emotions, a key aspect of emotional intelligence.