General Powell is a great human being. He shared with us his life skills learned from other theaters mentors and diplomats. His integrity and honor this without reproach. His life lessons can onlyhelp those take the opportunity to listen and or read this book. I'm honored as American known the general pal let our forces many years it was a great leaderduring a time when America's tolerance and racism was rampant.
What worked for him is applicable for all leaders, not just those in the military.
Leading by Standards.
Colin Powell had a set back in his career but he was able to revive his career because he received feedback from his boss which provided him the opportunity to make changes in his work.
He went off on his boss and his boss told him it great that you are blowing off some steam, but you should not make this mistake again. Control your emotions.
He did not allow others to make him the person that they wanted him to be instead of him being the person that he wanted to be.
Gen. Powell has retired from a long and exemplary career. This book is an accurate reminder of how a leader needs to constantly be concerned with his/her personal improvement. Gen. Powell does an excellent job of communicating these points in an interesting, story telling style.
EXCELLENT READ. Just relax and enjoy the stories - you will accidentally learn how to improve yourself.
When there are so many authors like Gen. Powell who advocate and prove that knowledge, leadership, fairness, and judgement are extremely important, you wonder how so many upper level managers in this country get to and keep their positions. Once again, it is shown that leaders who know their respective fields make the best decisions for their company, themselves, and those around them.
There are some inspiring parts but I think my expectations were too high.
IT Specialist, Panama Canal.
This is a good book.I did read the advices given within this book and put them into practice……now I can say: It works for me also!!