It Worked for Me LP: In Life and Leadership

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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"—notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations. Powell's short but sweet rules such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" illustrate his emphasis on conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for ...

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Overview

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"—notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations. Powell's short but sweet rules such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" illustrate his emphasis on conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.

A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. Taken together, they comprise a powerful portrait of a reflective, self-effacing leader.

Thoughtful and revealing, Colin Powell's It Worked for Me is a brilliant and original blueprint for leadership.

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Times
“An entertaining read from a charming, accomplished man. . . . A delightful book.”
The Washington Times
"An entertaining read from a charming, accomplished man. . . . A delightful book."
Library Journal
Not a memoir, really—that job was handled by Powell's two-million-copy best seller, My American Journey—this is a series of anecdotes used to illustrate leadership lessons. With a 750,000-copy first printing; buy multiples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062184061
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 332,425
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Powell

Colin Powell was born in New York City in 1937. He is a retired four-star general in the United States Army and has earned numerous military, civilian, and foreign honors. He has served four presidential administrations in a variety of roles, most recently as Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He lives in Virginia.

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