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It Worked for Me

In Life and Leadership


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Category: Leadership & Management

It Worked for Me

In this summary, you will learn

  • What Colin Powell’s life taught him about leadership
  • Which 13 rules guide his decision making and the way he leads


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Why you should read It Worked for Me

Colin Powell is an American icon. A former US secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, this four-star general rose from modest beginnings as a child of immigrants to the heights of power as a military and civilian leader. In this autobiographical book of observations on leadership, Powell, collaborating with writer Tony Koltz, parses through his life and the opportunities he has had, distilling the valuable information he has learned into anecdotal teachings on management and leadership. Many of his conclusions are inspirational, though the book does bog down at times in diplomatic and military exploits. His treatment of his infamous 2003 UN presentation, when he asserted that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, may leave some readers dissatisfied. However, getAbstract believes that Powell’s admirers and those who value business advice based on military wisdom will gain greatly from his hard-won successes.

About the Authors

Colin Powell is the founder of America’s Promise Alliance. Writer Tony Koltz has collaborated on several military officers’ autobiographies.

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  1. November 7, 2013 Sungkwang Oh
  2. August 30, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    Nice book! 
  3. August 30, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    Good nice
  4. August 30, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    Learning to much from this book
  5. August 29, 2013 Sandra Kessler
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  8. August 29, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    Good morning
  9. August 28, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    I like this book
  10. August 28, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    Nice book
  11. August 26, 2013 Sandra Kessler
    Very good
  12. May 2, 2013 Patrick Brigger
    Good read AND interesting Book!
  13. April 15, 2013 Kevin R. Le Melle
    He is a great example of leadership. This review was very good.

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