It Worked For Me

It Worked For Me

It Worked For Me

New York Times Bestselling Author Colin Powell, one of America’s most admired public figures, reveals the unique lessons that shaped his life and career It Worked for Me is a collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that shaped four star-general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s legendary career in public service. At its heart are Powell’s “Thirteen Rules,”—notes he accumulated on his desk that served as the basis for the leadership presentations he delivered throughout the world. Powell’s short-but-sweet rules such as “Get mad, then get over it” and “Share credit,” are illuminated by revealing personal stories that introduce and expand on his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and above all, respect for others. In work and life, Powell writes, “It is the human gesture that counts.” A compelling storyteller, Powell shares parables both humorous and solemn that offer wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. “Trust your people,” he councils as he delegates presidential briefing responsibilities to two junior aides. “Do your best--someone is watching,” he advises those just starting out, recalling his own teenage summer job shipping cases of soda. Powell combines the insight he gained serving in the top ranks of the military and in four presidential administrations, as well as the lessons learned from his hardscrabble upbringing in the Bronx and his training in the ROTC. The result is a powerful portrait of a leader who was reflective, self-effacing, and grateful for the contributions of every employee, no matter how junior. Powell’s writing--straightforward, accessible, and often very funny--will inspire, move, and surprise readers. Thoughtful and revealing, his book is a brilliant and original blueprint for leadership.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Colin Powell
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-05-22
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780062135148


Soldier

Soldier

Follows the life of the soldier-statesman from his Jamaican roots and youth in the Bronx, through his decorated career in the Army and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to his role as Secretary of State and departure from the post.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Karen DeYoung
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 612 Pages
ISBN : 9781400075645


My American Journey

My American Journey

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier’s directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell’s passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, “the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers” inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Colin L. Powell
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2010-12-29
Total Pages : 656 Pages
ISBN : 9780307763686


Calling In The One

Calling In The One

Are you frustrated by stymied relationships, missed connections, and the loneliness of the search for someone to spend the rest of your life with? Are you ready, instead, to find “The One”? In Calling in “The One,” Katherine Woodward Thomas shares her own personal experience to show women that in order to find the relationship that will last a lifetime, you have to be truly open and ready to create a loving, committed, romantic union. Calling in “The One” shows you how. Based on the Law of Attraction, which is the concept that we can only attract what we’re ready to receive, the provocative yet simple seven-week program in Calling in “The One” prepares you to bring forth the love you seek. For each of the 49 days of Thomas’s thoughtful and life-affirming plan, there is a daily lesson, a corresponding practice, and instruction for putting that lesson into action in your life. Meditation, visualization, and journaling exercises will gently lead you to recognize the obstacles on your path to love and provide ways to steer around them. At the end of those 49 days, you will be in the ideal emotional state to go out into the world and find “The One.” An inspirational approach that offers a radical new philosophy on relationships, Calling in “The One” is your guide to finding the love you seek.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Katherine Woodward Thomas
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780307420374


The Leadership Secrets Of Colin Powell

The Leadership Secrets Of Colin Powell

One of Booklist's Top 10 Business Books of 2002 and a BusinessWeek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today business bestseller "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, from defining and defending rational objectives to playing the provocateur against outdated modes of boardroom thinking."--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

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Oren Harari
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2003-08-08
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 0071431152


Enslaved My True Story Of Survival

Enslaved My True Story Of Survival

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER A heartbreaking memoir from a girl who escaped county line trafficking only to become prey to other abusers...

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Emily Vaughn
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-01-07
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780008415952


A Soldier S Way

A Soldier S Way

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Genre : African American generals
Author : Colin Powell
Publisher : Hutchinson
Release : 1996-04
Total Pages : 643 Pages
ISBN : 0091801923


Portsea

Portsea

Charlie and Violet were born in Portsmouth at the end of , the Victorian era. Their story is the true story of two , young people being born and raised in a great garrison , town, becoming childhood sweethearts, and then being , separated by the Great War. When Charlie returns from , the Western Front, badly wounded, Violet nurses him back , to health but their relationship is affected by the social , changes caused by the war. Women had found new roles , in society and in the home. This story shows how the , conflict changed the lives of ordinary people like Charlie , and Vi and how they had to struggle to build a new society , from the ashes.,

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Colin Powell
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2014-08-15
Total Pages : 632 Pages
ISBN : 9781499088588


The Powell Principles

The Powell Principles

The Powell Principles details the decision-making habits, success strategies, and leadership philosophies of Secretary of State Colin Powell. Filled with insights that are as refreshingly honest as they are grittily real, this concise, no-nonsense book reveals the keys to Powell's unprecedented success, keys that include: Walk the talk Be a dis-organizer Let change lead growth Be prepared to piss people off Check your ego at the door Push the envelope Let situation dictate strategy Challenge the pros Trust those in the trenches Prepare to be lonely Colin Powell rose from the hardscrabble streets of the Bronx to become the man Newsweek calls "...the most respected figure in American public life." Let The Powell Principles introduce you to the principles that drove him to the top and provide you with a blueprint for inspiring anyone--including yourself--to achieve extraordinary levels of professional success.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Oren Harari
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2002-12-27
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780071431538


Colin Powell

Colin Powell

This fascinating biography of the late Colin Powell brings to light his towering achievements and errors in judgment during a lifetime devoted to public service. Until he passed away in 2021, Colin Powell was revered as one of America’s most trusted and admired leaders. This biography demonstrates that Powell’s decades-long development as an exemplary subordinate is crucial to understanding his astonishing rise from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to the highest echelons of military and political power, including his roles as the country’s first Black national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary of state. Once an aimless, ambitionless teenager who barely graduated from college, Powell became an extraordinarily effective and staunchly loyal subordinate to many powerful superiors who, in turn, helped to advance his career. By the time Powell became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he had developed into the consummate follower—motivated, competent, composed, honorable, and independent. The quality of Powell's followership faltered at times, however, while in Vietnam, during the Iran-Contra scandal, and after he became George W. Bush's secretary of state. Powell proved a fallible patriot, and in the course of a long and distinguished career he made some grave and consequential errors in judgment. While those blunders do not erase the significance of his commendable achievements amid decades of public service, we can learn much from his good and bad leadership.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jeffrey J. Matthews
Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
Release : 2019-03-15
Total Pages : 396 Pages
ISBN : 9780268105129