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

Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina & Global Preparedness Authority

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

A genuine American hero, he managed the city of New Orleans' recovery in 2005, post-Hurricane Katrina by taking charge of the military relief efforts

He offers rare, valuable insight on success in the "New Normal," where preparedness, innovation and an entrepreneurial approach are crucial to address future challenges

His bold, no-nonsense approach to leadership engages and motivates audiences in all industry sectors

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

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

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

Drawing from 37 years of military experience, Gen. Honoré brings his bold, no-nonsense leadership approach to businesses and organizations to help them better identify and prepare for the challenges of the future. With an emphasis on the importance of innovation, risk assessment and social entrepreneurship, he provides valuable insight and strategies for the public and private sector to solve a broad array of issues—from jobs and energy to healthcare and technology. He also reveals leadership tactics that optimize efficiency and effectiveness of operations for all sectors and outlines the importance of developing the next generation of problem-solvers.

Gen. Honoré offers insight from decades of experience directing military operations in Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters. In his recent book, Leadership in the New Normal, he extends rare perspective on our current state of the "New Normal," where all stakeholders have a role in creating a "Culture of Preparedness," to safeguard our economy and natural resources.

A senior scientist with The Gallup Organization, he is also an adjunct professor at Emory University, an independent director of Crawford & Company, and serves as chairman of the board for La Bicentennial Commission, and as a member on the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation board. 

With meticulous perspective and quotable delivery, Gen. Honoré captivates audiences with bold leadership strategies and insight on preparedness, the “New Normal,” and how the world has changed in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina.

  • Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today To Prevail Tomorrow 
  • From global and domestic terrorist threats to natural disasters, we encounter new risks to our individual, community and economic security each day. And while we can’t predict what’s around the corner, we can prepare—because when faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, it is strong leadership guided by clarity of purpose and practical tactics for overcoming adversities that drive us to prevail—better prepared and more resilient. Enter Gen. Russel Honoré, who expertly connects his 3+ decades of military leadership—including his crucial role in managing New Orleans’ relief efforts post Hurricane Katrina—to the natural disasters and man-made tragedies dominating global headlines to reveal critical strategies for transforming individuals into leaders and helping organizations and communities effectively prepare, react, rebound and unify.
  • 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.