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It Worked for Me

In Life and Leadership
Powell, Colin L. (Book - 2012)
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General Colin Powell served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor to President Reagan. The retired four-star general is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and two Presidential Medals of Freedom. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, Powell became a national figure during the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations in Kuwait. In this memoir he reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career. At its heart are the Thirteen Rules that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.
Authors: Powell, Colin L.
Statement of Responsibility: Colin Powell with Tony Koltz
Title: It worked for me
in life and leadership
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rules
Know yourself, be yourself
Take care of the troops
Fast times in the digital world
Getting to 150 percent
Reflections
It's all about people
Summary: General Colin Powell served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor to President Reagan. The retired four-star general is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and two Presidential Medals of Freedom. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, Powell became a national figure during the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations in Kuwait. In this memoir he reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career. At its heart are the Thirteen Rules that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.
Subject Headings: Powell, Colin L African American generals Biography United States Politics and government 1993-2001 Quotations, maxims, etc Leadership United States
Topical Term: African American generals
Leadership
Black author
Local Subject Heading: Black author
Additional Contributors: Koltz, Tony
LCCN: 2012002970
ISBN: 9780062135124
0062135120
Branch Call Number: B Powell P
Research Call Number: Sc E 13-285
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A very interesting read from a a very smart man with huge personal integrity.
Colin Powell was left out to dry by the fools that were in power and pulling the strings in the G.W. Bush administration(s).
He tells of his fortunate rise from being a poor black in New York in the 40's and who was instrumental in helping him get to the upper echelon's of American political power.
Well worth the time to read. Some very insightful sayings and anecdotes.

Aug 23, 2013
  • tea_n_tomes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed his insights on working in GW Bush administration. Example of striving for personal excellence while respecting others; though i did wonder how his subordinates would write the same accounts.

Jun 30, 2012
  • floy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The title infers that this book is just some variation of a motivational speech but it is more than that. Colin Powell is a very intriguing and charming man with incredible life experience. He uses all of that in writing this book, in giving examples and making lists, and I feel like I know him better now. I even understand the military and Presidents Reagan and Bush better. Powell's rules for decision-making (formed in the military and refined in The White House) make so much sense that I wish I'd used them in my younger years. This wise and charming book is good for anyone but it would be particularly perfect to give to young people graduating from high school. I highly recommend it.

Jun 16, 2012
  • organ1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not really that interesting to read.

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travellover5392 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 19 and 80

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