From the Preface: Late at night while listening to the sounds
outside my cabin, I would record simple observations of the
countryside, such as the light through the redwoods, the sparkling
morning dew, & the loud-voiced caws of a raven who seemed
never to be far away… The results are a series of watercolor
ISBN: 0-9772212-0-2 $8.00
The Nature of Leadership
Bob Scher with photographs by Jane English
The Nature of Leadership, Scher shows us, through a tour de
force of compression, how our actions in our work lives are intimately
connected with the larger world we live in, and how natural laws
apply to such seemingly mundane activities as meetings and the daily
decisions each of us is called to make. The incorporation of Jane
English's photographs, on every other page facing the text, is nothing
short of magicalElegant, enchanting, and deeply wise--a dance
between word and image, with the power to captivate and transform.
Like all authentic wisdom, it is lean and spare, simple yet profound.
--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing
Lightning captures the essence of
human nature and experience so succinctly and brilliantly. As I
read, I felt a deep recognition of truth, enhanced and confirmed
by the juxtaposition of photographs to text in a way that is visually
stunning and immensely satisfying. The topic may seem to be 'business,'
but the experience of reading Lightning resonates with a deep understanding
of man and his world that is very inspirational -- a gift for the
--Leona Butler, CEO, Santa Clara Family Health Plan
A beautiful book. A wise book. A keeper of a book. It shows,
not just tells you, a lot about leadership."
--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business at USC and
Thomas S. Murphy Research Fellow at Harvard Business School