Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless,and add what is specifically your own.
– Bruce Lee
The Buddha himself famously said, “Be a lamp unto yourselves,” telling his students they must test everything he said against their own experience. Just as adopting another organization’s best practices without clearly understanding why they exist and the context in which they were implemented will often fail, mindlessly adopting new personal and professional leadership methods can also fail.
As you read this book, think about the concepts in each section and how they might apply to you and your team. Take and use what makes sense, modify it to fit your situation, and leave the rest, perhaps for another day.
The book is organized into eight parts, each with a different purpose:
If you’d like to dive deeper into some of the concepts used in this book, the Resources section at the back has a list of books I recommend reading. You can also find links to multiple online resources at http://www.TheSimpleLeader.com. There, you’ll find links to the same books on Amazon, as well as other online resources, including videos.