Tonight on Hannity: Colin Powell Speaks Out
From soaring gas prices to homeland security, how are President Obama’s foreign policies impacting issues here at home? Watch Sean Hannity's can’t-miss interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, tonight at 9p/ 12a ET.
Powell will be discussing his new book, 'It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. In the press release below, the publisher described the book.
In IT WORKED FOR ME: In Life and Leadership (Harper; May 22, 2012; Hardcover; $27.99), four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the unique lessons that have shaped his life and legendary career in public service. IT WORKED FOR ME begins with Powell’s “Thirteen Rules” – notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world. Among these rules are “Get mad, then get over it,” “It can be done,” “Share credit,” and “Remain calm. Be kind.” To illustrate these rules, Powell shares personal stories that introduce and expand upon his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and, above all, respect for others.
Throughout the book, Powell offers engaging parables that convey valuable words of wisdom for achieving success both in the workplace and in life. He encourages readers to “Trust your people,” and describes how he delegated presidential briefing responsibilities to two junior aides. Recalling his teenage summers shipping cases of soda, Powell offers insight to those at the bottom of the totem pole, advising “Always do your best, someone is watching.” Recounting a conversation with a young soldier during his time at Ft. Campbell, KY, he discusses the importance of “Mutual respect.” Lastly, Powell also discusses some of the controversial issues he faced during his tenure as Secretary of State.
In IT WORKED FOR ME, Powell writes, “it’s about how we touch and are touched by the people we meet. It’s all about the people.” Reflecting on his immigrant-family upbringing in the Bronx, his military training, and his decades of leadership in the military and four presidential administrations, Powell draws on his experiences to offer straightforward, accessible, and often humorous stories. The result is a powerful and inspiring blueprint for leadership from one of our nation’s most admired and respected public figures.