The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell recounts Powell's core beliefs on leadership, negotiation, self-knowledge, and more. Based on an article written by Oren Harari after Harari met Powell and heard him speak, an article so compelling that it became the subject of a front-page feature in the Wall Street Journal, this leadership primer reveals the secrets and insights that made Colin Powell the success he is today. Short, snappy, and packed with Powell's depth and spirit, it will help listeners inspire anyone to achieve extraordinary performance.
©2002 Oren Harari; (P)2003 AMI
"Harari has done an admirable job of distilling the essence of Powell's leadership style." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is a 'battle-tested' leadership book...you don't have to be a CEO to benefit from the words and wisdom of Colin Powell." (Booklist)
I like what I see about Powell as a leader. The book is clearly written and the style is OK. But there is nothing fundamentally new here for those who have been practicing leadership for a while. It may be an excellent book for those just getting started as leaders. Those who have been around the track once or twice will find this to be a rehash of the usual management book yada yada.
I am certainly glad I took the time to get through this audio book. for once in a long time I wish I had read the hard copy, highlighted and skimmed what I could. the author repeats his points of focus way too many times. a short version of Powell's methodologies tactics and beliefs would have been easier to follow in my opinion
chptr 11 : best description of the meaning optimism I have ever heard. that was my favorite part
Such a great leader with lots of experience. But this book was Kind of boring and dry at times. No memorable stories. Took me 3 days to finish. Yawn...
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