Synopses & Reviews
It Worked for Me
is filled with vivid experiences and lessons learned that have shaped the legendary 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. Powell's short but sweet rules such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" illustrate his emphasis on conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.
A natural storyteller, Powell offers warm and engaging parables on succeeding in the workplace and beyond. Taken together, they comprise a powerful portrait of a reflective, self-effacing leader.
Thoughtful and revealing, Colin Powell's It Worked for Me is a brilliant and original blueprint for leadership.
“An entertaining read from a charming, accomplished man. . . . A delightful book.” The Washington Times
Colin Powell, one of Americas most admired public figures, reveals the principles that have shaped his life and career in this inspiring and engrossing memoir.
A beautiful companion to his previous memoir, the #1 New York Times bestseller My American Journey, Powells It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership is a trove of wisdom for anyone hoping to achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality.
A message of strength and endurance from a man who has dedicated his life to public service, It Worked for Me is a book with the power to show readers everywhere how to achieve a more fulfilling life and career.
About the Author
Colin Powell was born in New York City in 1937. He is a retired four-star general in the United States Army and has earned numerous military, civilian, and foreign honors. He has served four presidential administrations in a variety of roles, most recently as Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He lives in Virginia.