3/26/13: By and About Leaders

 
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I think that one of 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 David Rock, Tim Burkhart, Alan Dabbiere, Rubén José King-Shaw Jr., Louis W. Uccellini, Ed Steinike, and Doug Conant.

From the NY Times: NeuroLeadership Institute’s Chief, on Shared Goals
"This interview with David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, was conducted and edited by Adam Bryant."

From the LA Times: When work is a thrill ride
"Tim Burkhart oversees construction at all Six Flags theme parks and is the first to ride new roller coasters. He has led the team that designed and built nine of the Valencia park's 17 coasters."

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: 'There’s no such thing as a bad business'
"It’s one thing to create a company from scratch and build it into a fast-growing, thriving enterprise. It’s quite another to do it twice, like Alan Dabbiere has."

From the NY Times: Mansa Equity’s Chief, on Answering Calls to Serve
"Rubén José King-Shaw Jr. is thepresident and C.E.O. of Mansa Equity Partners in Miami."

From the Washington Post: Talking leadership with the head of the National Weather Service
"The extreme weather conditions experienced in the United States — blizzards, intense hurricanes and tornadoes — make the predictions of the National Weather Service critical to savings lives and property. Last month, Louis W. Uccellini was named director of the National Weather Service, putting him in charge of managing the day-to-day operations, planning for the future and making sure the service has access to the best science and the latest technology."

From McKinsey: An interview with the CIO of Coca-Cola
"Ed Steinike is reshaping his CIO role as The Coca-Cola Company accelerates its use of technology innovations in operations, marketing, and sales."

From HBS Working Knowledge: Pulling Campbell's Out of the Soup
"Campbell Soup had lost its way when Douglas Conant took charge in 2001. His first task: get out of his quiet zone and apply bold measures."

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