Recommended by Bill


It Worked For Me: In Life And Leadership by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz

I'm a big fan of Colin Powell's biography which I recommended here for leaders. This book isn't necessarily a "follow-up" to that book, but what it is is a more narrow take on some of the leadership lessons of his biography; lessons that were a little more hidden in his biography.

This book is very easy to read, and I have tackled it whenever I had ten minutes to spare. I don't think there is a chapter longer than ten pages, and it's shortest chapter is just two pages. Powell tackles all areas that he thinks leaders operate in, and gives supporting examples from his career to reinforce why he thinks the lesson is a good one.

My informal rating for any book is to see how much I've highlighted when I'm done reading. My copy of this book has a whole lot of orange in it. Enough said.

Recommended for all ranks