Audie Award Nominee, Personal Development, 2013
It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules" - such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" - that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.
A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing responsibilities to two junior State Department desk officers. "Do your best - someone is watching," he advises those just starting out, recalling his own teenage job mopping floors in a factory.
Powell combines the insight he gained in the military and four presidential administrations with lessons from his immigrant-family upbringing in the Bronx and his training in the ROTC. The result is a powerful portrait of a leader who is reflective, self-effacing, and grateful for everyone he works with.
A brilliant and original blueprint for leadership, Colin Powell's It Worked for Me is bound to inspire, move, and surprise readers.
Includes an interview with the author.
©2012 Colin Powell (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
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.
Yes, because it gives at least a superficial vision of a great man.
Because gave me insights of important and simple behaviors
Good real life anecdotes. Applicable, interesting and enlightening. It's hard to peg this as a 'self help', entertainment or educational book because it's all of those. Furthermore, Before reading this, Colin Powell was a politician like any other. Now, he's a person. Someone I could hang out with.
Colin. He brought a personal and understandable feel to complicated political issues.
Humor and emotion. In his stories, it's easy to hear in his voice what he was feeling and what he's passionate about.
His regret over starting the gulf war.
Good story and well read.
Excellent book, Gen Powell made a wise choice in narrating his own book, it was very well done and entertaining!
The personal anecdotes.
He's very engaging and draws you into the reading.
There were a couple of spots that made me laugh.
That it was read by the Author. I could sence the emotions and the authenticity of the author
Colin Powell, main character and storyteller.
His warm personality and humor
When he shares one of his greatest failures, about the alleged wepons of mass destruction in Irac.
I was inspired by Mr. Powell's honesty about sensitive areas of his life, and I belive that guided by his wisdom, I can grow/devlop into a better leader.
I will listen to this again.
It was read by Colin Powell. You hear the emotion he had for the story
It contained some very funny stuff.
The personal feel it gave. Colin Powell let you into his mind and his personal life. I literally stopped and jotted down notes prior to a job interview while listening to this recording.
Colin Powell went to two schools that I was very familiar with in New York. It solidafied his street cred :)
When he advised, get mad and get over it. Those were serious words of wisdom.
Yes, good advice in book
Yes, because of his military career and accomplishments.
Clear voice and easy to understand.
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