American Foreign Policy: Colin Powell’s 13 Rules

Colin Powell is part of the Vulcan’s team. It refer’s to Bush’s closed circle of advisers who dealt with the immediate climate of 9/11, the war on Iraq, Afghanistan and War on Terror. Powell is considered the “odd man out” even in the circle. Even among the exceptional he was an exception. The following are his thirteen rules from his book called It Worked for Me. 

CLP’s Thirteen Rules:

  1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
  2. Get mad, then get over it.
  3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
  4. It can be done!
  5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
  6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
  7. You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
  8. Check small things.
  9. Share credit.
  10. Remain calm. Be kind.
  11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
  12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
  13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

+ Never let them see you sweat.

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