This book is for those who want a comprehensive approach to both life and leadership. It highlights key principles and practices to deal with the hectic, interconnected, and demanding world we live in.
The first principle is seeking balance. Pursuit of a professional career at the expense of everything and everyone else, can lead to a shallow victory. Fighting for this balance requires a plan, introducing efficiencies, and becoming a corporate athlete.
Next, your ability to overcome all the filters that exist between you and the truth is dependent upon building relationships at all levels of the organization and demonstrating you really do care about your people.
Finally, you need an operating model that has a clear definition of winning and focuses the organization on the few things that will make the biggest difference.
Underlying these principles is leading your organization with a heightened level of discipline leading to habits allowing you to both lead and inspire others.
The authors share examples on how these practices apply at all times and across various situations including in times of adversity. The time to start preparing for the eventual curveball of life is not when it is leaving the pitcher's hand; it begins with how you live and lead each and every day.