Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Photographs by Jane English. The distilled wisdom of over a dozen years of corporate consulting and a twenty-year meditation practice, LIGHTNING: THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP combines powerful words with evocative nature photography to reminds us of the larger context in which we live our professional lives. Scher shows us how our actions in our work lives are intimately connected with the larger world we live in, and how natural laws apply to such seemingly mundane activities as meetings, phone calls, and the daily decisions each of us are called to make. The book is a gift to keep nearby for inspiration and guidance, and as a constant reminder of the bigger picture.
Bob Scher is the author of several books of nonfiction and poetry, including The Fear of Cooking, The Little Know-How Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get By in Life from Changing a Tire to Figuring a Tip to Tying Your Shoes, LIGHTNING: THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP, THERE'S A HOLE IN YOUR SKY, and AS IF THE SKY WERE OPEN: SELECTED POEMS. His articles and poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Parabola, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and The American Mathematical Monthly. Previously, Bob scripted and directed award-winning documentary films, one of which, narrated by Orson Welles, is in three international film museums, including La Cinémathèque Française and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He now consults for Browser Books Publishing, functioning as an editor and overseeing its marketing efforts. Author City: CORTE MADERA, CA USA