It Worked for Me In Life and Leadership

ISBN-10: 0062135120

ISBN-13: 9780062135124

Edition: 2012

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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."
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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

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
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
The Indispensable Person
Time to Get off the Train
Be Gone
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
Best and Worst
Hot Dogs
The Gift of a Good Start
Afterword: It's All About People
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