It Worked For Me Unabridged

  • by Colin Powell
  • Narrated by Colin Powell
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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" - such as "Get mad, then get over it" and "Share credit" - that introduce his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.
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 job mopping floors in a factory.
Powell combines the insight he gained in the military and four presidential administrations with lessons from his immigrant-family upbringing in the Bronx and his training in the ROTC. The result is a powerful portrait of a leader who is reflective, self-effacing, and grateful for everyone he works with.
A brilliant and original blueprint for leadership, Colin Powell's It Worked for Me is bound to inspire, move, and surprise readers.
Includes an interview with the author.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


A must-read for all people in leader posts. And for everyone else for that matter.
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- Joachim Mikkelsen

Ego trip

Would you try another book written by Colin Powell or narrated by Colin Powell?


What could Colin Powell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Had nothing to do with it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Didn't detract as such, merely added nothing but a layer of smugness

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom. Listening to repetitive tales - name drop, give tale indicating a) how humble and in touch with the common man he is then b) how effortlessly great he is. Repeat.

Any additional comments?

wish I would have given up on this

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- T Ottaway

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio