Osborne, Larry. Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret: Why Serial Innovators Succeed Where Others Fail. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Chapter 21, “It’s Not about Us: Leaving a Legacy of Innovation” (Loc. 2184-2275)
Osborne closes his book with assertions that the greatest leaders are “serial innovators who leave behind a legacy of organizational innovation (Loc. 2189). Leaving a corporate culture of innovation involves three values. First, the leadership needs to be free “to ask the right questions” (Loc. 2198). Leaders should be forward looking and trust the opinions of future leaders (Loc. 2222). Second, leaders need freedom to disagree on issues that are not core moral values (Loc. 2257). Finally, leaders need to be able to look honestly at failures in the past (Loc. 2275).
In Osborne's world if you are the right kind of leader you are invincible and indispensable. This is not Christianity. It is more like the Roman Empire which eventually fell, leaving Christianity as the only stable force in the area.