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.)?

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.

He will teach your organization how to implement strategic mission plans to solve challenging real-world issues.

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.

  • "The Price of Leadership"
    Gen. Russel Honoré is a no-nonsense leader on a mission to help the U.S. recapture the spirit that made it great. He shares with audiences his deeply-held principles for leading in the 21st century, where unpredictability and volatility -- from Wall Street, to Main Street, to what he calls "Railroad Street" -- are ever present. Leaders from all fields and those who aspire to be will benefit from his insights on how the U.S. can be more economically resilient, why today's leaders should invest in the success of their subordinates, why you should never allow yourself to shrink from acting out of fear of criticism, and finally, why we should save our best leadership for at home.