People are often curious about the large yellow image on the cover of The Inner Edge. Is it an 8? Is it the sign for infinity? Actually, it’s neither. That mysterious image is actually a geometrical shape, a Möbius Strip.
What’s unique about a Möbius strip is that as you trace your finger along its sides, you will find that where you may start on the outer edge, as you move your finger you will end up suddenly on the inner edge. Keep tracing and you’ll be on the outer edge again.
I chose a Möbius strip as the cover illustration for The Inner Edge: The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership, because it symbolizes for me the inner and outer aspects of your leadership. As I studied the Möbius strip, I was struck by the continuous movement, from inside to outside and back again to inside — what a perfect metaphor for the infinite value of our inner and outer harmony!
When you delve further into The Inner Edge, you’ll find that I focus almost all of my attention on the personal, internal aspect of leadership, and I do that intentionally because I know that that’s the core of any outer success you’ll find, either in your business or at home.
The Möbius strip reminds me that effectiveness as a leader is intimately related to personal thoughts and feelings.
As you work on your Inner Edge, developing clarity, focus and vision, you’ll find these personal strengths correlating with your team management, planning and business leadership. In fact, you’ll find that they are one steady stream.
This is leadership from the inside out. It’s creating a continuum from your inner world to your outer. When these two are humming on the same Möbius strip, you’re in alignment, and great things happen.