The Powell Principles: 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Battle-Proven Leader
Colin Powell is nothing less than a classic American success story. The son of immigrants, Powell was born in Harlem and grew up in the South Bronx. ... Show synopsis Colin Powell is nothing less than a classic American success story. The son of immigrants, Powell was born in Harlem and grew up in the South Bronx. After stints in Korea, Vietnam and Germany he made his most important marks in the Pentagon bureaucracy, and became Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before becoming secretary of state in 2001. Secretary of State Colin Powell has established an entirely new standard for leadership excellence. Through four U.S. presidents and countless world crises - including the current high-stakes campaign against global terror - the blunt-spoken four-star general has grown to become one of the world's most effective, bottom-line leaders. The Powell Principles looks at the secrets behind Powell's decision-making habits, success strategies, and leadership philosophies. real, this concise, no-nonsense book reveals the keys to Colin Powell's unprecedented success, keys that include: * Walk the talk * Be a dis-organizer * Let change lead growth * Check your ego at the door * Push the envelope * Let situation dictate strategy * Challenge the pros * Trust those in the trenches * Prepare to be lonely Colin Powell rose from the hardscrabble streets of the Bronx to become the man Newsweek calls ...the most respected figure in American public life. Let The Powell Principles introduce you to the principles that drove him to the top, and provide you with a blueprint for inspiring anyone - including yourself - to achieve extraordinary levels of professional success.