Discover Innovative Leadership through Seeing David in the Stone
For the last twenty years, we have searched for answers to three timeless questions:
- How did some people find and seize the great opportunities of their times?
- What can we learn from them to help us find and seize great opportunities?
- How did great leaders help others (and organizations) to find and seize great opportunities?
In this search, the authors studied the lives, the works, the writings of, and the past research on many successful people, including Michelangelo Buonarroti, Winston Churchill, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Galileo Galilei, Bill Gates, Abraham Lincoln, Fred Smith, Leonardo da Vinci, Sam Walton, Oprah Winfrey, and Frank Lloyd Wright. We discovered that these and other great innovators and achievers all took the same actions to find and seize the great opportunities of their times. It was these actions – rather than heredity, traits, intelligence, environment, or work habits – that made them more successful than others.
‘This book is filled with valuable insights. The authors encourage leaders to find common meaning and negotiate with opposers, rather than use force, ignore resistance, make secret deals and kill the messenger. A great guidebook for those who want to lead at a higher level.’
-Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager