I loved how he'd often find himself painted into a corner, and at exactly the right time, be extricated (leap) whole and mostly unscathed. Deus ex machina! A time honoured Greek theatre tradition.
My best career leaps have happened because in real life I didn't get to exit at exactly the opportune moment. Sometimes we have to stick around to clean up our own mess - in fact I highly recommend that to the young manager who knows everything. Stick around and find out how wrong (and sometimes right) you were.
Looking back over 3 decades of promotions, terminations, lateral moves and taking the odd step backwards; of ego boosting and ego crushing outcomes; of fearlessness and anxiety - I'm kind of glad I'm not Scott Bakula.
My wife, I understand, may occasionally feel otherwise.