General Russel L. Honore exclusive

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)

Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority

Why Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)?

A genuine American hero, Lt. General Honoré managed the city of New Orleans' recovery after Hurricane Katrina by taking charge of the military relief efforts in 2005.

Honoré will explain how to succeed in the "New Normal", where preparedness, innovation and an entrepreneurial approach are crucial to address global challenges.

His straight talk, no-nonsense approach to leadership inspires audiences worldwide.

Fee Range: ($10,001 - $20,000)

About Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)

If anyone knows how to lead and execute a mission, it's Lt. General Russel Honoré, USA (Ret.), who arrived in a Hurricane Katrina-battered New Orleans in 2005 and saved a city by taking swift charge of military relief efforts.

Drawing on his 37 years of military experience, Gen. Honoré now brings his bold, no-nonsense leadership approach to businesses and organizations to help better prepare them for the challenges of the future. He addresses how the public and private sector can solve a broad array of issues - from jobs and energy to healthcare and technology - by emphasizing innovation, risk assessment, and social entrepreneurship.

Gen. Honoré's experience directing military operations gives him rare insight into the "New Normal," an era where businesses, policymakers, and the citizenry must lead the way in creating a "Culture of Preparedness" that is equipped to safeguard our economy and natural resources. He also shares how all sectors of industry can get the most out of their people in ways that optimize efficiency and effectiveness of operations - and why we need to save our best leadership for home because our children represent the next generation of problem-solvers.

In addition to his role as Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Gen. Honoré is a senior scientist with Gallup, Emory University adjunct professor, an Independent Director of Crawford & Company, the world's largest independent claims management company and was appointed Chairman of the Board for La Bicentennial Commission. Also a board member with the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, he is the author of Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters and the new book Leadership in the New Normal, which details how to be an effective leader in the 21st century.

The New Normal: Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century
In this rousing speech, Gen.Honoré shares leadership lessons as well as the benefits of developing a culture of preparedness. The "Category V General" discusses the essential qualities that 21st century leaders need, including "decision superiority," the ability to "see first, understand first, and act first." On preparedness, Gen. Honoré believes waiting until disaster hits and then responding is dealing with problems on the "right side" of disaster, and that we should be dealing with the "left side" of disaster -- before it strikes. Bold and insightful, Honore's strategies for making the world a better place to live are sure to motivate audiences to see local, national, and international leadership issues in a new light.

10 Years After Katrina – Are We Better Prepared for Natural Disasters?
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed lives and devastated communities in Louisiana and Mississippi, how have our policies, procedures or guidelines changed? How have preparedness efforts improved? Since Katrina, Gen. Russel Honoré has dedicated his time to promoting the importance of preparedness in a post-Hurricane Katrina era, staunchly advocating for enhanced strategies to comprehensively plan for any situation. In his stimulating and thought-provoking speech, Gen. Honoré looks back and provides invaluable insights on lessons learned over the last 10 years, including passages from his widely-acclaimed book, Survival: How Being Prepared Can Keep You and Your Family Safe, and illustrates how certain techniques and attitudes could be the difference between devastation and preservation.