Breakthrough Thinking

The Legacy Leader's Role in Driving Innovation

by Anthony López



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/6/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781420834970
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781420834963

About the Book

The most significant obstacle to teams achieving breakthrough results is the inability of people to believe that achieving the breakthrough results is possible.  The most significant failure of a leader is letting them get away with that attitude.  This author is convinced that unless the leader clearly, unequivocally, and passionately, makes the statement that the organizational culture will be one in which breakthrough thinking will be the only acceptable standard, the organization will never take on that attitude and exhibit the behaviors necessary to drive breakthrough results.  Moreover, if the leader fails to get other leaders in the organization to firmly believe and support a breakthrough thinking environment, and not just talk about it, then the concept of breakthrough will be unsuccessful. 


Without the leader’s relentless commitment, it will become the management “buzz-word” of the month, doomed to meet the same fate that so many other management fads have.  Breakthrough thinking is more than that.  It is real.  The results that can be achieved are real, and anyone who says it can’t be done in our organization because our processes or products are “different”, is wrong.   Breakthrough Thinking is not about products or processes.  It’s about leader’s behaviors and the environment they create.  It is also about the team member’s attitudes, beliefs, and the behaviors that result from these.  


About the Author

Anthony López is the author of The Legacy Leader: Leadership With A Purpose, Breakthrough Thinking: The Legacy Leader’s Role In Driving Innovation, The Leader’s Lobotomy: The Legacy Leader Avoids Promotion Induced Amnesia, The Legacy Leader: 2nd Edition, and The Leader In the Mirror: The Legacy Leader’s Critical Self-Assessment. He is also the author of two Christian books titled: See You At The Wake: Healing Relationships Before It’s Too Late and Jag: Christian Lessons From My Golden Retriever. He is a popular motivational speaker, and is a recognized expert on leadership and management. Tony began his career as a US Air Force officer where he served as a flight test director and program manager. Tony later served as a human resources officer in the Air Force Reserves. He joined Johnson & Johnson in 1991 and held leadership positions in corporate engineering, manufacturing, marketing, communications, and general management. Later he was global vice president for marketing at ConMed. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manger for CareFusion Respiratory Systems from 2009-2011, and is currently the President of Ansell HealthCare, Medical Solutions. Tony is also president of L&L Associates, a leadership and management consulting group he founded in 2000. He was an adjunct professor at the Richard T. Dormer School of Business and Management Sciences at Indiana Purdue University. Tony holds a BS in electrical engineering, an MS in engineering management, and is a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. You can contact Tony at: For more information, please visit