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 Dan Vasella, Scott Bade, Kim Reed Perell, John Lechleiter, and Scott Saxberg
“The career of former Novartis CEO Dan Vasella began in medicine, expanding first to business and, more recently, to coaching and advising CEOs. CEOs’ greatest gift, he argues, should be teaching those on their way up.”
“Sitting in conference room, ImageSoft President Scott Bade speaks in a measured, even tone. He is self-effacing and self-deprecating.”
“This interview with Kim Reed Perell, chief executive of Adconion Direct, a provider of digital advertising, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.”
“John Lechleiter joined Eli Lilly and Co. 34 years ago as a senior organic chemist. In 2005, he was named president, chief executive officer and chairman of the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant.”
“Scott Saxberg has come full circle. Starting as a teenager in the 1980s, Mr. Saxberg worked for several seasons with the Winnipeg Jets – the old Jets – the NHL team of Hawerchuk, Steen and Babych, the team that broke a city’s heart when it was packed up and shipped off to the Arizona desert in 1996. Last year, he joined a Calgary-based group of oil barons that assembled a bid for the money-losing club that those Jets became, the Phoenix Coyotes. He is now part owner of the franchise, which aims to grow a fan base in a cactus-dotted region that has been slow to embrace the sport.”