Prior to his retirement from DEA, Jimmy served as the Chief of Global Operations responsible for 227 domestic offices and 86 foreign offices in 67 countries. Mr. Capra is a highly sought after speaker, who passionately shares his proven and battle tested strategies on how to successfully develop leaders in a multi-generational workforce while pursuing organizational and personal excellence.
Jimmy, as he is known by his friends and colleagues, retired after nearly three decades with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
He has delivered keynote speeches and world-class leadership training in numerous venues throughout the United States and in selected international regions. Jimmy is a recognized expert on leadership and organizational management and on the challenges of developing leaders in today's global business environment.
Mr. Capra has has also 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.
Prior to his DEA career, Jimmy served in the US Navy, US Navy Reserves, Air National Guard and as 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 36 years and they are the proud parents of six children, most who have taken up lives as public servants.
James L. Capra is currently the CEO and Founder of The Front Line Leadership Group, dedicated to developing tomorrow's leaders today. Unlike other so-called leadership experts, Mr. James L. Capra has successfully managed and led thousands of multi-generational employees during his government tenure having served in numerous leadership positions. He now shares his successful strategies on how to effectively develop outstanding organizational leaders across generational boundaries in the global business arena.
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"Being a good manager or a supervisor does not automatically equate to being a good leader. There are very good managers and supervisors who are effective at just that...management.
Management is nothing more than putting people and resources to work in an efficient way. That being said, retired US Navy Admiral Grace Hopper stated that "you manage things - you lead people." So it takes more than good managerial or supervisory skills to be an effective and competent leader. Leadership, especially effective leadership, takes doing; it requires one to be in the arena experiencing."