IN THIS SUMMARY
In Leadership Lessons, authors Greg Swartz and Julie K. Thorpe explore how great achievers throughout history can influence an individual’s or organization’s performance in the modern world. They argue that the most successful achievers work hard to create their own successes and know how to recognize optimum opportunities. None of the popularly held theories of leadership are adequate to describe how icons of success such as Bill Gates and Leonardo daVinci turned opportunities into high achievement. Instead, the greatest success stories are based on an individual’s or organization’s mastery of 10 strategic keys to success that contemporary achievers can adopt to reach similar greatness.