‘Leadership’ isn’t short of scholarly or practical inquiry, and while our fascination with leaders remains high, views and expectations of them are changing. Today’s organizations, and the leaders that run them, are faced with increasing and unprecedented complexity.
I’ve always said that achieving professional leadership begins with personal leadership. But what is the value in becoming a leader for those with no aspiration of professional leadership? What’s the benefit of being a leader in our personal lives?
Lessons in Mastery from Steve Jobs (part 1)highlighted some principles that contributed to Jobs’ incredible success using examples from Isaacson (2012). They were: Focus, Simplify, Anticipate and, Commit to Excellence. Lessons in Mastery from Steve Jobs Part 2 will cover another three keys that will help you achieve your vision.
There’s no denying that we can learn many lessons in mastery from Steve Jobs. He was genius in his work and “belongs in the pantheon of America’s great innovators, along with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Walt Disney. None of these men was a saint, but long after their personalities are forgotten, history will remember how they applied imagination to technology and business.” – Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs’ best-selling biography.