By and About Leaders: 10/6/15

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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 pieces by and about Emrecan Dogan, Stefan Larsson, Elizabeth Holmes, Gary Smith, and Manoj Bhargava.

From Erika Ekiel: Emrecan Dogan: “Success Is the Product of Constant Reiteration”

“The CEO of ScoreBeyond explains how entrepreneurs must rewire their brains.”

From Rachel Abrams: New Ralph Lauren Chief Revived Old Navy After Successes at H&M

“At first, the ascension of Stefan Larsson to chief executive of Ralph Lauren’s fashion house might seem an odd fit.”

From Matt LaWell: 11 Reasons Why Elizabeth Holmes is the Manufacturing Technology Leader of 2015

“Why did we pick the 31-year-old Stanford dropout billionaire with the chemical engineering background and the secretive Silicon Valley pharmaceutical company as the biggest player in the field this year? There are plenty of reasons, actually.”

From Adam Bryant: Gary Smith of Ciena: Build a Culture on Trust and Respect

“I remember going to what was the equivalent of a career day. We got on this old bus, traveled to a coal mine in the morning, went down into the mine, and then visited a smelting works after that. I remember getting back on the bus and thinking, ‘This is not for me.'”

From Tom Walsh: How the 5-hour Energy founder plans to save the world

“Michigan billionaire Manoj Bhargava, founder of the 5-Hour Energy, has already pledged to give away most of his wealth. Now Bhargava is going public for the first time with work he’s been funding on inventions to alleviate global suffering by attacking problems in the areas of water purity, energy availability and health.”

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