O'Reilly logo

The Journey of the Accidental Leader by Stephen D. Gladis

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Lesson Number Five:

On Vision

Every day when Sammy came to work, he passed a vendor on the street corner in front of his office building. For the first several weeks, Sammy bought a bagel with light cream cheese and a large black coffee and went on his way. After a while, Sammy struck up conversations with the vendor. His name was Ivan. He’d emigrated from Russia and recently gotten his permanent resident alien status—his green card.

One particularly hot August morning, Uncle Joe came into the office with Sammy, as much to take a trip to the other side of town as anything else. So Sammy introduced his Uncle Joe to Ivan, and as always when he met someone for the first time, Joe acted like he and Ivan had been friends for years.

“So Ivan, how long ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required