The world is an increasingly interconnected place; in work as in life, we need a broad range of experiences to widen our knowledge, perform our best and feel most fulfilled. But in education and business there is the growing feeling that we are being led down a rabbit hole of narrow expertise, forced to specialise or shuttled into niche positions that don't make use of our wider talents.
In The Mosaic Principle, Nick Lovegrove encourages us to take the broad view, showing how we can develop the mosaic of skills we need to make the most of ourselves and our careers, to the benefit of all. Drawing on more than three decades of personal experience across sectors, and examining the inspiring stories of extraordinary people, historical and contemporary, Lovegrove sets out the six dimensions of the successful generalist, skills that provide the ways and means for taking unorthodox steps to encourage us to live broader, better lives.
Nick Lovegrove is a veteran consultant, executive coach and writer. He is currently the US Managing Partner of the Brunswick Group, a global corporate advisory firm. Formerly a senior partner at McKinsey & Company in the United States and the United Kingdom, Lovegrove has been a senior fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.