5/15/12: By and About Leaders
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I think that's one the best ways to learn leadership isn't studying "leadership" at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try. Articles by and about leaders and interviews with them are mini-case studies that show you an actual leader in a real situation.
That's why, every week, I bring you a selection of post about individual leaders. This week I'm pointing you to posts by and about Jeffrey T. Housenbold, Admiral Mike Mullen, Deborah Farrington, and Fred Smith.
From the NY Times: From Forklifts to
"I GREW up in Brooklyn, on Flatbush Avenue near Prospect Park. One of my earliest memories is of learning to use a hand dolly to move boxes. My father, who was a truck driver, later taught me how to operate a forklift and, when I was old enough, to drive an 18-wheeler. "
From Fortune: Adm. Mike Mullen: Debt is still biggest threat to
"After a 43-year military career, the former Joint Chiefs chairman is as outspoken as ever."
From the NY Times: C.E.O. or Not, You Always Need
"interview with Deborah Farrington, a founder and general partner at StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm in New York"
From Fortune: FedEx CEO Fred Smith on ...
"Smith sounds off on China, the U.S. economy, the value of a good name, and why the government shouldn't pay for a liberal arts education."
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