It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

Tony Koltz, Colin Powell


It labored for Me is full of bright stories and classes discovered that experience formed the mythical public provider occupation of the four-star common and previous Secretary of nation Colin Powell. At its center are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he amassed through the years and that now shape the foundation of his management displays given during the international. Powell's brief yet candy rules—among them, "Get mad, then recover from it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by means of revealing own tales that introduce and extend upon his rules for powerful management: conviction, exertions, and, mainly, appreciate for others. In paintings and in lifestyles, Powell writes, "it's approximately how we contact and are touched by means of the folk we meet. It's all concerning the people."

A average storyteller, Powell bargains hot and fascinating parables with clever suggestion on succeeding within the place of work and past. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing obligations to 2 junior country division table officials. "Do your best—someone is watching," he advises these simply beginning out, recalling his personal teenage summer season task mopping flooring in a soda-bottling factory.

Powell combines the insights he has received serving within the most sensible ranks of the army and in 4 presidential administrations with the teachings he's realized from his immigrant-family upbringing within the Bronx, his education within the ROTC, and his development as a military officer. the result's a strong portrait of a pacesetter who's reflective, self-effacing, and thankful for the contributions of every person he works with.

Colin Powell's It labored for Me is sure to motivate, circulate, and shock readers. considerate and revealing, it's a great and unique blueprint for leadership.

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