Recently, Professor J. Gerald Suarez was featured in the Washington Post Bestseller’s List for his book Leader of One.
In the era of “analytics,” Dr. Suarez reminds us of the wisdom in the maxim, Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. “How can we effectively measure passion, desire, or imagination?” he asks. These attributes may defy measurement, yet they are essential for influencing our future. Dr. Suarez’s maxims and “nuggets of wisdom,” made his book “Leader of One: Shaping Your Future through Imagination and Design,” a Washington Post bestseller.
The book offers a way to help readers transcend the present—its trappings and obstacles— and helps them create a vibrant and viable future. Creating a desired future requires that we guide our efforts through vision, values, constancy of purpose and consistency of action. Doing so is not easy, transformative efforts never are, and to help us take the first steps he introduces the cycle CONTEMPLATION-DESIRE-DESIGN-CREATION, as well as interactive idealized design, problem dissolution, the Physical-Logical-Emotional model, and non-linear thinking, among other systems thinking frameworks.
But most importantly, he has created a system to help students find their passion, nurture their purpose, and have the courage to imagine the future and take action in the present to pursue it. These enduring lessons have shaped and inspired QUEST students for over a decade… and as he says, “the student’s accomplishments have inspired me.”
Link to Washington Post Bestsellers List can be found here
Book link: Leader of One http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494401363
Video excepts from Leader of One
Get out of your career rut: https://youtu.be/kDRvBDytts0
How to find your passion: https://youtu.be/DLLkvIMeuMA
How to lead when you aren’t in a leadership position: https://youtu.be/3vi-HerorwA
Keep an eye on the goal: https://youtu.be/KfNWgQiYaAo
 This quote has been attributed to Einstein, William Bruce Cameron, Hillard Jason and others.