In his varied career, Robert Gates has gone from CIA recruit to director; academic to president of Texas A&M University; Air Force veteran to U.S. Secretary of Defense; Eagle Scout to Head of the Boy Scouts of America.
Gates worked for eight presidents, and said he respected all but one. You’ll find out which in this talk at Town Hall Seattle on Feb. 2.
His new book is “A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service.” In it he assesses the types of leadership that cause institutions to fail and succeed. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded his talk.
Web Exclusive: Listen to the full version of his talk below