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Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness, A Philosophy for Leaders, New and Revised, 2nd Edition by Peter Koestenbaum

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CHAPTER 8

Developing the Mind

The credo at the end of the preceding chapter suggested that the goal of the Leadership Diamond model is to help organizations think and behave as leaders do. But what does it mean to think and behave as a leader does? How does the Leadership Diamond promote this kind of thinking and behavior?

Leaders Think Differently

The leadership mind is radically different from the nonleadership mind or from common sense. The difference lies not in quantity but in quality, not in incremental improvements but in paradigm shifts.

I became interested in the leadership mind as a mode of perception different from the ordinary when, several years ago, I participated in a conference for CEOs. The speaker, a psychoanalyst, discussed ...

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