Steven Snyder, former general manager of Microsoft, interviewed 93 leaders in the “military, government, banking, the theater” and other fields to discover how they cope with change and master “the art of struggle.” He synthesizes their candid responses into a program that leaders at any level can use to examine their spiritual and psychological challenges. His regimen can help you learn valuable lessons about yourself, so you can tap into your true nature to become the best leader you can be. Despite a certain gee-whiz tone and some reductive treatment of complex psychological issues, getAbstract recommends Snyder’s methods to all leaders – or those who seek to lead – and to readers who feel that greater self-understanding and insight will help them do their best work.
In this summary, you will learn
- What executives gain from the “art of struggle”;
- How great leaders cope with “change, tensions and being out of balance”; and
- How to develop and practice mindfulness to achieve your goals as a leader.
About the Author
Winner of the first-ever World Technology Award for Commerce, former Microsoft leader Steven Snyder created Snyder Leadership Groups, a consulting firm.