Summary of It Worked for Me
Copyright © 2012 by Colin Powell. Published by arrangement with Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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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.
In this summary, you will learn
- What Colin Powell’s life taught him about leadership and
- Which 13 rules guide his decision making and the way he leads.
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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