"Born and raised in the humble environs of the Bronx, Colin Powell has learned to operate with skill and ease in the world's most exclusive, exacting corridors of power." "Comfortable and confident in today's bareknuckles geopolitical arena, the self-effacing Powell has always been willing to deflect credit if it meant achieving his stated goals." "But make no mistake. Colin Powell is and always will be in command." "The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell reveals the deep-seated wisdom and rock-solid foundation beneath Colin Powell's leadership success." "The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell takes us inside the man Newsweek calls " ... the most respected figure in American public life." Whether revealing Powell's ability to make individuals perform, or demonstrating his uncanny knack to articulate vivid goals and values, this one-of-a-kind book reveals the man's techniques in a voice that is crisp, clear, and unmistakable in its resolve." "Change before you are forced to ... Put people over plans ... The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell provides no-nonsense, proven leadership solutions. It examines the principles that motivate Colin Powell - nobility in purpose, credibility of leadership, integrity in organization, and victory in performance - and shows how they can help to guide you through virtually any situation. Just as imporant, it paints a portrait of leadership that is vintage Colin Powell - short on talk, long on action, and guaranteed to succeed when failure is not an option."--Jacket. Part I: Powell as provocateur --Part II: Powell on strategy and execution --Part III: The Powell character.