Really enjoyed his personal commentary about rising thru the ranks with his humor. He wasn't perfect nor does he try to hide it. He's a true American and I wish he was President!
I like biografies in general and this was no disapointment in that category.
This book is full of personality, good storytelling and good advice in a fine mixture.
His voice is calm and trustworthy in that fatherly way.
Right at the top. Colin Powell offered so many nuggets on leadership and life that I really enjoyed every minute of the book.
Certainly not. In fact, I was motivated to listen to other books by Colin Powell and other authors in this genre.
No, I have not. But I will definitely be doing so.
No, extreme reaction but lots of laughter and sheer delight at the stories shared and the insights gained from them.
A really lovely read which would be useful to anyone who is on their leadership journey.
First of all thank you General Powell for sharing your life and your leadership and for narrating this book!
This book is powerful! There is something for everyone to learn from this book. Whether you love the government or not, whether you are in the armed forces or not, and whether you are or want to lead people or not. You can learn about strength, empowerment and how to move forward from any failure.
I plan to apply many of the lessons I learned immediately. For example, the approach to solving problems, the importance of verifying verified facts, conducting meetings and after action reviews, knowing your followers, taking walk abouts, how not to be a busy bastard.
There were good laughs throughout. I don't have a mentor, but if I could select any leader of my choosing, it would be General Colin Powell. Okay, since that's wishful thinking I'll use this audio as a second choice!
I know this book has been out for a while. It's never too late to catch up or to learn!
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.