Powell Principles 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Lengendary Leader

ISBN-10: 0071411097
ISBN-13: 9780071411097
Edition: 2003
Authors: Oren Harari
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List price: $9.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.22" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

The key to success in any setting lies in knowing how to be an effective leader. "The Powell Principles" outlines the decision-making habits, success strategies, and leadership philosophies of Secretary of State Colin Powell, and provides fascinating examples of how Powell has used them to overcome numerous obstacles in his climb to the top. Filled with insights that are refreshingly honest, this concise, powerful book reveals how you can dramatically improve your leadership skills and achieve unmatched levels of professional success, while inspiring others to extraordinary performance.

Oren Harari, Ph.D., is a professor of management at the McLaren Graduate School of Business, University of San Francisco. A prominent author, speaker, and consultant, he is the author or coauthor of six previous books and has contributed to Harvard Business Review and numerous other professional publications.

The Powell principles
Promote a clash of ideas
Be prepared to piss people off
Establish trust
Walk the talk
Pick the right people
Listen
Be vigilant in details
Be a disorganizer
Check your ego at the door
Let change lead growth
Seek consensus (but don't be ruled by it)
Fit no stereotypes
Simplify
Let situation dictate strategy
Push the envelope
Close with the enemy
View people as partners
Challenge the pros
Don't rely on charts and titles
Trust those in the trenches
Make optimism a top priority
Have fun in your command
Strive for balance
Prepare to be lonely
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