The Winning Factor
IN THIS SUMMARY
Extraordinary individuals perform well and inspire others, but nobody becomes extraordinary by themselves. The task of leaders is to enable the development of those entrusted to them, inspiring them to become the extraordinary people who transform society. In The Winning Factor, Peter Jensen explores the characteristics of effective leadership. Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski, a prominent psychiatrist, identifies three components of developmental potential: nature, nurture, and the “Third Factor.” Nature refers to people’s biological makeup, while nurture consists of the social and environmental factors that shape them. The Third Factor is an individual’s choice to transform him or herself, to take charge of what has been given by nature and nurture, and to determine his or her future. Jensen investigates this Third Factor, laying out how leaders ignite and develop it in their people.