Leadership Profiles

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The defiant Ethan Allen

August 1, 2017
Revolutionary firebrand Ethan Allen was so charismatic that his guards on a British prison ship slipped him the captain’s leftover food and helped him adjust his leg irons (while guarding him, day and night, with fixed bayonets).

Like our values? Then sign them

July 27, 2017
“As a leader, you have to define your values in a strong, clear way… It’s important that everyone from the people in the billing department to senior executives is clear about the values-based principles that unite us.”

The way they do it in Hollywood: Tom Reilly on communication

July 5, 2017
“It helps to communicate with consistency regardless of whom you’re talking with. I like to say, ‘You have to know your way around the marketplace as well as the palace.’ You have to deal with a range of people at different levels.”

‘I should have listened more’

April 26, 2017
“I learned that people’s motivations are not logical. They come from a very different place. Their motivations are emotional.”

Teachings of a master interviewer

April 6, 2017
Frank Sesno’s favorite question to ask a leader is simply, “How do you know?”

Pursuing the root cause of errors

March 27, 2017
“It’s important to question your own assumptions before you try to communicate a message to others.”

‘Officers eat last in the mess hall’

January 10, 2017
“You have to earn the privilege to lead.”

How to find their motivations

December 12, 2016
The mistake many leaders make is they ask people directly, “What do you want?”

Do you know Alibaba? You should

December 7, 2016
Jack Ma has built Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company, into a global giant. But he’s hardly surprised.

A life loved to the extreme

November 25, 2016
Some leaders have so much to their lives that it’s hard to capture. Such is the case with David William Beautiful Bald Eagle.
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