The only purpose to lead or coach is to change the world. It's a hero's journey. Every good leader and coach is a life-long learner.
Get the right paradigm...abundance. Faith drives it. Choose to be a good human being. Scarcity comes from reality minus perspective. It works in the short term. Fear predominates. Abundance is synchronized with the information world. Abundance is the driver of increasing returns.
Take the right prescription.
- Aggregate and share knowledge - Be a student. Inspire people to be students again. Read. People don't read because people aren't held accountable to read. Give a book not a box of chocolates. "Leaders are readers."
- Network - Your network is your network. Develop it. It is the greatest asset to share. Take serious delight by putting two people who wouldn't have come together without expecting anything in return. "Invest in others' success."
- Have compassion - "In a dog-eat-dog world it's better to be a (love) cat." Achievement breeds the situation for loving again. Appreciate and acknowledge others. Listen generously.
I love that final line: "Listen Generously".
There is a great article in Fast Company (Feb 2002) by Tim, talking about the book. (be sure to check out the sidebar at the bottom)
This is really how I've tried to live my life, by sharing everything possible... like time, knowledge, book summaries, etc.