Each generation leads in its own way. But to progress together, they
must find ways to bridge the divide between their perspectives.
Recognizing that truth, a 65-year-old traditional CEO and his
35-year-old Zen entrepreneur son embark on a six-month-long, 100-mile
As they stroll the streets of New York and New Orleans,
trek through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and hike along the Long Island
coast, they talk about their experiences, their outlook on life and
work, the achievements of leaders they have known, and how each views
the nature and purpose of leadership.
Ultimately, the two men
agree on nine key traits and practices essential to all leaders -- from
principles and passion to performance and even paranoia -- and on how
leaders and aspiring leaders can follow them consistently. Father and
son also discover a lot about each other, their relationship, and the
way two generations set apart by so many differences can respect and
learn from each other.