“Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of diffi culty lies opportunity.”

—Albert Einstein

Preface

Do you ever feel like the whole world is looking to you for leadership—even if it’s just your own world? Today we find ourselves in similar places regardless of our business or organization. The pressures are on. Demands for new ideas and new talent are real. Growth seems to be on everyone’s mind, whether it is to grow your business, expand your influence, multiply your supporters, increase your diverse talent pool, or gain market share. And, by the way, make it fast.

A respected leader once shared with me that the word leadership has a Germanic origin meaning to “find a new path.” What is encouraging amid all ...

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