Say something about yourself!
Leadership, Ethical, Strategy
I would recomend this book to anyone who is in business and is looking for the building blocks to step up your game.
No. However, I never listen to one book in a sitting.
I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.
If you have a son, daughter, friend or colleague who is working or in a management or leadership role, Powell's words of his experiences are well worth listening to. He confirms some of the good things you have seen, and he offers tidbits you can use as a leader or follower. They are not individual snippits of leadership behaviors....they are snippits all tied together. I love the way he wrapped them around actual situations.
I already have recommended this book to coworkers. While I don't always agree with his view points and politics I respect and appreciate him. There are great leadership tools in this book. I'd like him to write another one. I'll read it.
He is authentic as a reader.
Yes, read by the author
Anecdotes and stories
Time to get off the train in Chapter 31
Life well lived
One of the best I have heard. I plan to listen again soon.
Inspiring, Actionable, True
Weight of command, similar depth although It worked for me is far superior
The rules of leadership.
The makes of a leader
I liked listening to General Powell in his own voice. In particular I like listening to anecdotes from his own career. Nuggets of wisdom he learned from senior officers, presidents Regan and Bush etc. He comes across as sincere and a man of integrity. It was also interesting to hear about his own particular background and how he worked his way to the top from humble beginnings in New York. His success philosophy obviously worked and his particular life lessons are valuable.
Hearing the wisdom of Powell's life experiences and being able to relate it to my own life, decisions, and challenges.
I haven't yet, but I just got his other book because I want more.
I wanted to but I listened to it whenever I had the opportunity.
I can't say enough about Colin Powell. He is so relatable. I really admire him as a man, a family man, a soldier, and as a politician. He is a breath of fresh air. I really wanted him to run for President because I believe our country needs him. However, I do understand why he decided not to run. This book was one of the best I have read and I will read it again because it has so many life lessons.
Colin Powell's voice was pleasant to listen to as he read the Chapters. It felt more like a conversation with him where he told many personal stories.
His description of how the UN presentation he gave contained flawed information.
Colin Powell enabled me to see how decisions get made by the military and how that process affected his thinking.
Laughed a few times at his stories.
I enjoy this kind of book where I get insights into how a person gets to their place in life, how their experiences have shaped them. and their philosophy on what works well.
I loved this book. Colin Powell is just an amazing man, strong, bold & truthful. I found strength & humor in every chapter.
It's terrific that he read his own book. It makes it that much more interesting to listen to. You get that exact emotion & humor he brings to it.
Very inspiring & extremely interesting.