It Worked for Me In Life and Leadership

ISBN-10: 0062135120
ISBN-13: 9780062135124
Edition: 2012
List price: $27.99 Buy it from $2.99
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: It Worked for Me is a collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that have shaped four star-general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell's legendary career in public service. At its heart are Powell's "13 Rules,"—notes he accumulated on his  More...

Used Starting from $14.94
New Starting from $22.12
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

It Worked for Me is a collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that have shaped four star-general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell's legendary career in public service. At its heart are Powell's "13 Rules,"—notes he accumulated on his desk that are now the basis for his leadership presentations 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."

David Vann is the author of Legend of a Suicide , which has been translated into sixteen languages, won ten prizes, and been on forty Best Books of the Year lists worldwide. Hee(tm)s also the author of the bestselling memoir A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea and Last Day on Earth: A Portrait of the NIU School Shooter , winner of the AWP Nonfiction Award. A current Guggenheim Fellow and former Stegner Fellow and NEA Fellow, he has taught at Stanford and Cornell, and is now a professor at the University of San Francisco.Colin Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in New York City and attended both the City College of New York and George Washington University and also served in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Powell served in the Army during Vietnam as both a captain and a major and later became senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He joined the National Security Council and took over the Army Forces Command when he was made a four-star general. President Bush nominated Powell for Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he helped plan the invasion of Panama and assisted in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Powell retired from the military and recorded his memories in his book, My American Journey. In 2012 Powell published a book about his life experiences and lessons learned entitled, It Worked for Me.

Author's Note
The Rules
My Thirteen Rules
Know Yourself, Be Yourself
Always Do Your Best, Someone Is Watching
The Street Sweeper
Busy Bastards
Kindness Works
I'm All Caught Up
Where on the Battlefield?
Spheres and Pyramids
Potential, Not Just Performance
Take Care of The Troops
Trust Your People
Mutual Respect
We're Mammals
Never Walk Past a Mistake
The Guys in the Field Are Right and the Staff Is Wrong
It Takes All Kinds
Fast Times in the Digital World
Brainware
Tell Me What You Know
Tell Me Early
Beware First Reports
Five Audiences
Getting to 150 Percent
What I Tell My New Aides
One Team, One Fight
Compete to Win
Swagger Sticks
They'll Bitch About the Brand
After Thirty Days, You Own the Sheets
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Squirrels
Meetings
The Indispensable Person
Time to Get off the Train
Be Gone
Reflections
The Powell Doctrine
The Pottery Barn Rule
February 5, 2003: The United Nations
Parsley Island
Pizza and Milk
Cousin Di
Speaking Is My Business
On the Road
Gifts
Best and Worst
Hot Dogs
The Gift of a Good Start
Afterword: It's All About People
Acknowledgments

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×