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3 Insights from Colin Powell’s Philosophy for Success

And what they mean for 21st-century higher education

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The late Colin Powell was a military commander and successful leader. As an educator, it might be easy to dismiss his expertise in those areas as irrelevant to our field. But he offers an insight into what it takes to succeed in life, one that our students can benefit from.




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