Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the first of two consecutive African American office-holders to hold the key Administration position of U.S. Secretary of State.
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In It Worked for Me the enhanced e-book edition you will find twelve exclusive videos featuring first-hand leadership advice and amusing anecdotes from the life of General Colin Powell. Readers also get access to photographs found only in this edition.

It Worked for Me is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary public service career of the four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world. Powell's short but sweet rules—among them, "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by revealing personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others. In work and in life, Powell writes, "it's about how we touch and are touched by the people we meet. It's all about the people."

A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables with wise advice on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing responsibilities to two junior State Department desk officers. "Do your best—someone is watching," he advises those just starting out, recalling his own teenage summer job mopping floors in a soda-bottling factory.

Powell combines the insights he has gained serving in the top ranks of the military and in four presidential administrations with the lessons he's learned from his immigrant-family upbringing in the Bronx, his training in the ROTC, and his growth as an Army officer. The result is a powerful portrait of a leader who is reflective, self-effacing, and grateful for the contributions of everyone he works with.

Colin Powell's It Worked for Me is bound to inspire, move, and surprise readers. Thoughtful and revealing, it is a brilliant and original blueprint for leadership.

Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

Este libro es una colección de lecciones y anécdotas personales que han formado la carrera en el servicio público del general de cuatro estrellas y anterior Secretario de Estado Colin Powell. En el corazón de este libro se encuentran las «13 reglas», notas que él ha acumulado en su escritorio, y ahora son base de sus presentaciones de liderazgo en todo el mundo. Las reglas cortas y sencillas de Powell como «enójate y luego supéralo» y «comparte crédito» salen a la luz al revelar historias personales que presentan y amplían sus principios para el liderazgo efectivo: convicción, trabajo duro, y sobre todo, respeto por otros. En el trabajo y en la vida, Powell escribe «es el gesto humano lo que cuenta». Una convincente narrador, Powell comparte las parábolas tanto humorísticas como solemnes que ofrecen sabios consejos sobre cómo triunfar en el lugar de trabajo y más allá. «Confía en tu gente», aconseja mientras delega pequeñas responsabilidades presidenciales a dos ayudantes principiantes. «Haz lo mejor alguien está viendo», les aconseja a aquellos que recién están comenzando, al recordar su propio trabajo de verano cuando era adolescente enviando cajas de soda. Powell combina el conocimiento que ha ganado al servir en los altos rangos de la milicia y en cuatro administraciones presidenciales, así como también las lecciones aprendidas de una crianza difícil en el Bronx y su entrenamiento en ROTC. El resultado es un retrato poderoso de un líder que es prudente, modesto y agradecido por las contribuciones de cada una de las personas con las que trabaja. Este libro de Colin Powell está hecho para inspirar, conmover y sorprender a los lectores. Profundo y revelador, es un brillante y original modelo de liderazgo.
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