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.
He starts with his 13 rules and tells motivating stories of leadership that have served him well. They are inspirational and funny stories. Too bad this man did not become president. Do you know what year he graduated for West Point? He did not! He is not only the first African American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he is the first ROTC man to reach that lofty status. He attended CCNY - City College of New York. He is an amazing story of hard work and attitude leading to great success.
Someone who believes that the saying "knowledge is power" is true!
Powell's narration was wonderfully done. The atmosphere created in the recording was as though he was sitting on my living room sofa having a candid conversation with me. The book is full of little nuggets and neat stories. However, I thought that there was a too strong theme of assumed military culture through out the book. I rather would have liked to hear his personal opinions on subject matters without all the political configuring. At times, you want to say, Powell just say it! Over all, it's a great piece for leaders and aspiring leaders.
It ranks among some of the better books I have read.
The personal stories made me respect this man more than any other Republican I know.
His overall military experiences that he talks about are interesting, and his regrets about not following his gut feelings and usual processes to check facts with regards to Iraq. I found that I really respect his character after reading this book.
I really enjoyed this book and I really was not expecting to.
Yes, because you soon realize your own potential through Colin's stories and experiences. He somehow is able to boost the listener's confidence in themselves. He is a wise man and comes across very grounded and real.
No, I listened to it in 1 hour increments while commuting. His stories are very meaningful and well thought out, you need some time to think about and digest them in my opinion.
Don't miss the opportunity to explore the inner workings, experiences, and lessons from one of the truly great men of our times!!
It is great because Colin Powell himself narrates it making it even more interesting
His attitude and life lessons learned
How Leadership Worked for Me
This was a great book with excellent tips for better work and life management.
Great list of rules
He knows his own stories and is able to not just read the book, but tell them from experience.
No, it's actually pretty good.
Whatever you think of Colin Powell, his story is interesting, and you can take a few lessons out of it!
No idea - not a movie guy.
Pleasantly narrated. The speed is good, the voice is pleasant.
Yes, because there is so much to be learned that it cannot be totally absorbed in one narration.
This is of course about the experiences and knowledge base that Colin Powell has developed over his many faceted career so he is the key character.
Yes, however, it was not possible.
I do intend to listen to it again and highly recommend it to anyone who treasures managing their relationships with others in a quality manner.