By Tony Koltz, Colin Powell
It labored for Me is full of shiny reports and classes discovered that experience formed the mythical public carrier profession of the four-star normal and previous Secretary of kingdom Colin Powell. At its center are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"—notes he collected through the years and that now shape the foundation of his management displays given in the course of the international. Powell's brief yet candy rules—among them, "Get mad, then recover from it" and "Share credit"—are illustrated by way of revealing own tales that introduce and extend upon his ideas for potent management: conviction, exertions, and, especially, recognize for others. In paintings and in lifestyles, Powell writes, "it's approximately how we contact and are touched by way of the folks we meet. It's all concerning the people."
A ordinary storyteller, Powell bargains hot and fascinating parables with clever suggestion on succeeding within the place of work and past. "Trust your people," he counsels as he delegates presidential briefing obligations to 2 junior kingdom division table officials. "Do your best—someone is watching," he advises these simply beginning out, recalling his personal teenage summer time task mopping flooring in a soda-bottling factory.
Powell combines the insights he has won serving within the most sensible ranks of the army and in 4 presidential administrations with the teachings he's discovered from his immigrant-family upbringing within the Bronx, his education within the ROTC, and his progress as a military officer. the result's a robust portrait of a pacesetter who's reflective, self-effacing, and thankful for the contributions of every body he works with.
Colin Powell's It labored for Me is sure to encourage, flow, and shock readers. considerate and revealing, it's a terrific and unique blueprint for leadership.
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He shook her hand and sauntered out the door of the restaurant. ” Hollywood is full of such organisms! Probably an entire book could be written about this subject. A more digestible way of describing a parasite in human form is to detail the actions of these people. In 1954 I arrived in Hollywood bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to start my film-acting career. I came with a friend from college who had the same ambitions. I had one connection with someone that might be of help in establishing me, an actor who had worked with both my brothers at the Jewish People’s Institute in Chicago.
Robert Christopher and I were talking about our exploits in show business. Robert, who just turned ninety and looks years younger, has acted in scores of films and was telling me about his role in The Barefoot Contessa, which he did many years ago. He also talked about Rome and acting in Europe, where he spent some time working in films. He always sits at the same table and is irritated if, when he arrives, other people are there. ” It consists of aging Italian actors who have worked in films over the years.
That, in a sense, told the whole story of his life. On the other side of the pool lived a guy around twenty-eight or thirty years old, who was married to an attractive want-to-be model or actress. Every time she left the apartment to go somewhere, he would come out, look at her departing and check to see if there was anyone sitting around the pool who could witness his good fortune to be with such a beautiful woman. Next to my apartment, in 112, was an older woman in her late fifties or early sixties, by the name of Hennie Mohr.
It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Tony Koltz, Colin Powell