James Capra is the former Chief of Global Operations for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and is now an Author and Speaker.
I interviewed him for Journey To Success Radio.
James L. Capra is currently the CEO and Founder of The Front Line Leadership Group, a leadership training and development firm located in Argyle, Texas.
He is the author of Leadership at the Front Line: Lessons Learned About Loving, Leading and Legacy from a Warrior and Public Servant, published by Lulu.com.
Jimmy, as he is known by his friends and colleagues, retired after 27 ½ years with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to his retirement, Jimmy served as the Chief of Global Operations responsible for 227 domestic offices and 86 foreign offices in 67 countries. Throughout his tenure as a government executive, Mr. Capra has been a highly sought after speaker throughout federal, state and local governmental agencies on national security issues as well as contemporary leadership challenges and practices.
Prior to his DEA career, Jimmy served in the US Navy, US Navy Reserves, Air National Guard and a Military Intelligence Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Marist College and a Masters of Education from Seton Hall University. Jimmy has been married to his wife Shelly for over 33 years and they are the proud parents of six children, most who have taken up lives as public servants.
For the past ten years, Mr. Capra has delivered keynote speeches and world-class leadership training in numerous venues throughout the United States and in selected international regions. He has been called on to speak on national security issues involving international drug trafficking organizations, drug/terror groups, pharmaceutical diversion and drug legalization issues just to name a few. In addition, Mr. Capra is a recognized expert on leadership and organizational management and has spoken on a wide variety of leadership issues around the United States.
James Capra, the former chief of operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration, captures the essence of leadership as he shares his personal story about a lifetime serving the public.
Filled with real-life examples of leadership in action as well as lighthearted humor, he explores how some employees can love their profession but hate their respective organizations.
He also delivers tips and strategies so you can:
• transform your organization from good to great
• make a difference in the lives of others
• get the best out of your people
• maintain focus and accountability
There are no magical steps to take to become a great leader, only a genuine concern from the heart for the development and welfare of those you're entrusted to lead. While many books about leadership focus on theory, there is no substitute for learning from a warrior who placed himself in danger and earned everything he had by demonstrating Leadership at the Front Line.