The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell / Edition 1

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell / Edition 1

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by Oren Harari
     
 

More than 100,000 copies sold in hardcover!

The New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller—Now in Paperback!

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell goes beyond other books to take an honest look into the foundations of Colin Powell's compelling leadership style. Sparked with insights and observations that are

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More than 100,000 copies sold in hardcover!

The New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller—Now in Paperback!

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell goes beyond other books to take an honest look into the foundations of Colin Powell's compelling leadership style. Sparked with insights and observations that are as refreshingly honest as they are grittily realistic, it provides a blueprint for inspiring anyone—including yourself—to achieve extraordinary levels of performance.

Praise for The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell:

"Management professor Oren Harari adopts Colin Powell's rise into the upper ranks of American power as a model for decision makers in the private sector. Harari hails Powell's character as the essence of a host of supple executive virtues..."

The Washington Post

"Powell appears to be a natural born leader with an intuitive sense of strategy for advancement in war and politics. For those of us who are not so lucky to have such diplomacy inherently, Harari's book can teach us how to lead effectively following Powell's example."

—USA Today

"This is a 'battle-tested' leadership book and although the author has shown how to apply these principles in the corporate venue, you don't have to be a CEO to benefit from the words and wisdom of Colin Powell."

—Booklist

"Colin Powell's leadership secrets are not secret anymore. Management professor Oren Harari has packaged them in a handbook that can be put to good use by anyone who is in a position of leadership or aspires to be."

—Dallas Morning News

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071418614
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/18/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
154,372
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

Part I: The Defiant Powell
Chapter 1: Don't be afraid to "piss people off"
Chapter 2: Foster a "clash of ideas"
Chapter 3: Maintain distance between your ego and your position
Chapter 4: Push the envelope
Chapter 5: Look beyond the surface and face the truth
Chapter 6: Challenge professionals on their home court

Part II: Powell on Strategy and Execution
Chapter 7: Keep mission simple, the message clear
Chapter 8: People-not plans-execute
Chapter 9: Master details to gain an edge
Chapter 10: Beware of experts and elitists
Chapter 11: Let situation dictate strategy
Chapter 12: Talent-not resumes-drives performance
Chapter 13: Trust the leader in the trenches

Part III: The Powell Character
Chapter 14: The Powell Way
Chapter 15: Optimism is a "force multiplier"
Chapter 16: Take work seriously, not yourself
Chapter 17: Prepare for loneliness

Epilogue: Powell on the first war of the 21st century

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