Leaders as Masters of Structure
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Leaders as Masters of Structure book
This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book considers leadership different from management. It states that it is impossible for leaders to succeed every time in every situation. The book argues that, in many cases, the successes are due in large part to plain luck, and good results would have still occurred in the absence of the specific leader. It says that in most cases, success is more due to luck or brute force. The book helps the reader learn how to see the larger system instead of just a small part of the system. It increases the reader's learning and intuition about how systems behave so that the reader can make better decisions. By making the leader a master of structure, the hope is to reduce the unintended consequences of people’s actions and increase the intended consequences of their actions.