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The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell

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The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and USA Today Business Bestseller!

WORDS, WISDOM, AND INSIGHTS FROM ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST COMMANDING FIGURES

Inspiration from the man who went from humble beginnings in Harlem to the office of Secretary of State

Colin Powell is the classic American success story. Born in Harlem to immigrant parents, Powell rose through the ranks of the U.S. military to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a soft-spoken, steel-willed Desert Storm hero. Always seemingly one step ahead of both allies and competitors, he quickly became one of America's most trusted and beloved public icons, acknowledged for his courage, his compassion, and his ability to forge victory under the most trying circumstances.

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell recounts Powell's core beliefs on leadership, negotiation, self-knowledge, and more. Based on an article written by Oren Harari after Harari met Powell and heard him speak, an article so compelling that it became the subject of a front-page feature in the Wall Street Journal, this leadership primer reveals the secrets and insights that made Colin Powell the success he is today. Short, snappy, and packed with Powell's depth and spirit, it will help readers inspire anyone to achieve extraordinary performance.

COLIN POWELL ON:

  • COMMUNICATION

    "The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them."

  • LEADERSHIP

    "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand."

  • RESPONSIBILITY

    "Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."

Synopsis:

Oren Harari, Ph.D.,is a professor of management at the McLaren Graduate School of Business, University of San Francisco. A prominent

Synopsis:

This leadership primer reveals the secrets and insights that made Colin Powell the success he is today. Short, snappy, and packed with Powell's depth and spirit, it will help inspire anyone to extraordinary performance.

Synopsis:

The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell recounts Powell's core beliefs on leadership, negotiation, self-knowledge, and more. Based on an article written by Oren Harari after Harari met Powell and heard him speak, an article so compelling that it became the subject of a front-page feature in the Wall Street Journal, this leadership primer reveals the secrets and insights that made Colin Powell the success he is today. Short, snappy, and packed with Powell's depth and spirit, it will help readers inspire anyone to achieve extraordinary performance.

Table of Contents

Prologue Part I: The Defiant Powell Chapter 1: Don't be afraid to "piss people off" Chapter 2: Foster a "clash of ideas" Chapter 3: Maintain distance between your ego and your position Chapter 4: Push the envelope Chapter 5: Look beyond the surface and face the truth Chapter 6: Challenge professionals on their home court Part II: Powell on Strategy and Execution Chapter 7: Keep mission simple, the message clear Chapter 8: People-not plans-execute Chapter 9: Master details to gain an edge Chapter 10: Beware of experts and elitists Chapter 11: Let situation dictate strategy Chapter 12: Talent-not resumes-drives performance Chapter 13: Trust the leader in the trenches Part III: The Powell Character Chapter 14: The Powell Way Chapter 15: Optimism is a "force multiplier" Chapter 16: Take work seriously, not yourself Chapter 17: Prepare for loneliness Epilogue: Powell on the first war of the 21st century

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071406239
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Leadership
Author:
Harari, Oren
Author:
Harari Oren
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Political leadership
Subject:
United States
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Business & Economics-Leadership
Subject:
Business & Economics-Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Political Science-Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Business & Economics : Leadership
Subject:
Business & Economics : Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Political Science : Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Audio Books-Business
Subject:
Business management
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Oren Harari, Ph.D.,is a professor of management at the McLaren Graduate School of Business, University of San Francisco. A prominent
"Synopsis" by , This leadership primer reveals the secrets and insights that made Colin Powell the success he is today. Short, snappy, and packed with Powell's depth and spirit, it will help inspire anyone to extraordinary performance.
"Synopsis" by , The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell recounts Powell's core beliefs on leadership, negotiation, self-knowledge, and more. Based on an article written by Oren Harari after Harari met Powell and heard him speak, an article so compelling that it became the subject of a front-page feature in the Wall Street Journal, this leadership primer reveals the secrets and insights that made Colin Powell the success he is today. Short, snappy, and packed with Powell's depth and spirit, it will help readers inspire anyone to achieve extraordinary performance.
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