The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell

  • 4h 24m 10s
  • Oren Harari
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2003

Colin Powell has established an entirely new paradigm 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 Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell goes beyond other books to take an in-depth look into the foundations of Powell’s compelling leadership style. With penetrating insight, it examines:

  • Powell As Provocateur: Techniques Powell uses to encourage group debate—and consistently arrive at the best solution
  • The Powell Character: The Powell model for assuming the role of leader and setting a positive tone throughout any organization
  • Powell Principles: Concise yet powerful credos that have guided Powell through times of triumph and doubt

Sparked with insights and observations that are refreshingly honest and realistic, The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell is the most comprehensive exploration of Colin Powell’s goal-driven approach to leadership.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Know When to Piss People Off
  • Chapter 2: Promote a Clash of Ideas
  • Chapter 3: The Ego Trap
  • Chapter 4: Don't Go Looking for “No”
  • Chapter 5: The Chief “Dis-organizer”
  • Chapter 6: When to Challenge the Pros
  • Chapter 7: Close With the Enemy
  • Chapter 8: People over Plans
  • Chapter 9: Vigilance in Detail
  • Chapter 10: Situation Dictates Strategy
  • Chapter 11: Powell's Rules for Picking People
  • Chapter 12: Trust Those in the Trenches
  • Chapter 13: The Powell Way
  • Chapter 14: Optimism Is a “Force Multiplier”
  • Chapter 15: Take Leave When You've Earned It
  • Chapter 16: Prepare for Loneliness