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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Fallon | 2/17/2014

    " A great American and his story. While I've disagreed with his politics, I admire GEN Powell's devotion to service of his country. Veterans and active-duty servicemen and women will enjoy many of his stories and observations of life while in uniform. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by José | 1/30/2014

    " Powell presents a quick and enjoyable read, full of anecdotes and ideas for better living and stronger leadership skills. I particularly enjoyed his focus on the value of those people who surround us and how they provide a lifelong source of learning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brian | 1/24/2014

    " Starts strong with the General's philosophy and ends strong with his telling of the events surrounding the infamous WMD speech. Don't feel guilty about skimming the middle... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/21/2014

    " This is an excellent book, full of wisdom and good stories. Anyone who is in or hopes to be in a leadership position should read this book. Teachers, politicians, parents, young people just starting out in their careers should read this book! "

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