Unleashing Genius: Leading Yourself, Teams and Corporations by Paul David Walker - Book review

Unleashing Genius

Leading Yourself, Teams and Corporations

By: Paul David Walker

Published: May 1, 2008
Format: Paperback, 197 pages
ISBN-10: 1600373410
ISBN-13: 978-1600373411
Publisher:Morgan James Publishing

"Those who choose to lead must find paths to success, and often have to lead reluctant, critical, and stubborn people on missions that can be elusive. They must turn visions that exist only in their minds into social and economic realities that enliven their companies and countries", writes CEO and executive leadership coach Paul David Walker in his inspirational and visionary book Unleashing Genius: Leading Yourself, Teams and Corporations. The author describes how leaders can maximize their success and develop greatness in their organizations, by recognizing the unlimited potential for achievement, through individual genius and the connection with teams.

Paul David Walker recognizes that the potential for genius resides in all leaders, and in everyone who aspires to leadership at any level. Instead of simply discussing the nature of genius, the author demonstrates how to develop and utilize that latent genius potential. Paul David Walker provides the tools and practices necessary to change the leader's focus from one of limitations and problems to one of abundance and creative vision. The author teaches leaders to find their own genius within themselves, and points out that genius is within everyone. The author effectively dispels the myth that genius and creative vision are rare, but are in fact already dwelling within everyone.

Paul David Walker (photo left) understands that what is needed is the inspiration to unleash that genius, as Paul David Walker calls it, along with the will to create an exciting new future. When this previously hidden genius is uncovered, fresh new ideas and insights are found. At the same time, the leader discovers the wisdom to recognize the difference between false ideals and true genius. What was once unimaginable, let alone achievable, becomes the new reality and transforms into the possible and obtainable.

The author provides the insights so that a leader can create exciting new realities through the following:

* Have a compelling purpose and mission
* Clear vision of the benefits of that mission
* The ability to communicate those benefits to others
* Have confidence tempered with humility
* Be open to creativity at all steps in the mission

For me, the power of the book is how Paul David Walker combines his philosophy of the visionary leader with the practices and exercises for uncovering and unleashing genius. The author provides a compelling case for leaders to discover their personal capacity for genius and to transform that genius into a powerful vision. The author also demonstrates how visionary leaders can encourage and support genius within their organizations, to complete a transition from the ordinary to a mission driven company. Instead of accepting the current situation, whether it's the economy or the market, Paul David Walker guides leaders toward creating a more abundant future with benefits for all.

I highly recommend the transformational and organization changing book Unleashing Genius: Leading Yourself, Teams and Corporations by Paul David Walker, to any leaders who seek an expanded and abundance filled vision for their organization, its people, and for themselves. This book will change a leader's thinking from one of limitation, to one where a vision of the future can be created and become a new and more beneficial reality.

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