This book has some very solid principles for leadership that might not be know to a new leader. I think anyone who has been recently promoted to a leadership position should hear this book. Having Gen Powell read it himself makes it that much better.
There are certainly enough experiences in this book to fit anyone. It's a bounus having Powell read his own book as he's a great reader.
Always fascinating to hear the personal perspective of someone who has been so close to political power and at the centre of world affairs. For example he spends some time on the whole WMD thing and it's interesting to go behind the scenes on that issue.At times a bit preachy but still a very worthwhile listen and while this was not strictly a biography there is enough personal history to make the experience enjoyable.
Anyone interested in world affairs and the lives of significant people
While his life story was very interesting and I enjoyed it, I found him telling the same story over and over in different contexts.
His fairness to all his subordinates and how he treated all people.
This is an excellent book on leadership at all levels. I love how Colin Powell continues to reiterate the fundamentals of leadership which all starts with caring about the individuals that you are leading. To many times leadership is thought as smash over the head type leadership. That is not the case now or ever. The inside Colin gives to the trials and tribulations that taught him his life lessons is also riveting. Very good book that all individuals in any leadership position should read.
This is the first book I have listened to in 1 day; I started it on my drive to work this morning, left my office at lunch so I could continue, closed my office door for an hour, to continue & finally again after my team & everyone left the office for the evening... On my drive home and for a couple hours after I arrived home. It had some amazing stories & generated many thoughts. Thanks for sharing...
The books gives great lessons on life and how to be a leader through stories of General Powell. He has lived an amazing life and should be a role model to us all. Thank you for sharing your stories sir.
general Powell distinguishes himself quite nicely in this memoir from the countless others churned out by many of Washington's finest. He offers the hands-on lessons, stories, and humbling moments one looks for when seeking the thoughts of someone such as Colin. Whether an ROTC cadet or a rising business leader, this book will offer some fine stories to chew on. highly recommended.
This is the BEST book I've ever read (listened to since I purchased the audio version). Having General Powell read it himself was the icing in the cake. I can't wait to start it again in the morning and listen to it again! Thank you so much General Powell for you continue to do for ALL of us. I wish you would run for President of the United States. Frankly, now VP would suffice since there's not enough time to get you on the ballot.