The enlightening leader and effective learning strategy

David R. Preston (PhD is president of The Preston Group, Inc., a management consulting and training firm ( Dr Preston teaches courses on management, education, teambuilding and leadership, and he consults, speaks and conducts seminars around the country. He can be reached directly via e‐mail at

Handbook of Business Strategy

ISSN: 1077-5730

Publication date: 1 December 2004


How can a leader accelerate evolution? How can one create radical change that enables people to solve problems, seize opportunities and apply theoretical principles to real‐time situations? By creating a culture of learning. Learning can take place in hours, and like a vine can twist and turn to unexpected heights with little maintenance, unlike adaptation through restructuring and creating alliances or facilities, which can take years and requires a higher degree of vigilance and reinforcement.



Preston, D. (2004), "The enlightening leader and effective learning strategy", Handbook of Business Strategy, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 81-84.

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