By and About Leaders: 1/10/17

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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 Norm Porges, Jason Fried, Michel Landel, Eric Wiseman, and Terry Winograd

From Elliot Begoun: A dad and his son disrupt an industry

“It’s not every day that you’re offered an opportunity to sit in a home, share a glass or two of Pinot with successful entrepreneurs, and talk about how they disrupted an industry by introducing upscale exterior car washing to the California market along with creating a unique company culture.”Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

From Jason Fried: The Buck Stops Here — refunds in 2017 come out of my pocket

“This year I’ve decided to take Harry Truman’s famous ‘The BUCK STOPS here’ sign literally. So in 2017, all refunds requested by Basecamp customers will come out of my paycheck.”

From Shellie Karabell: Surrounded By Women: Sodexo CEO Michel Landel On Leadership

“Every day, Sodexo CEO Michel Landel awakens to a world in which his international $14.5 billion market cap food services and facilities management company will service 75 million consumers at 35,000-plus sites in 80 countries with an employee base of 130-nationalities among 425,000 people. The vast majority are women.”

From Michael Dart and Robin Lewis: Ongoing Transformation

“Eric has held leadership roles for over 20 years at VF, one of the industry’s most consistently innovative companies. He also serves on the board of directors of Lowe’s, CIGNA, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). Eric recently walked us through his vision of the future, and how VF is working to stay ahead of the curve.”

From Lawrence M. Fisher: Siri, Who Is Terry Winograd?

“Winograd was Voss’s first choice for an advisor even though the 70-year-old professor retired from teaching three years ago. (He continues to advise graduate students, without pay.) ‘I knew Terry from my freshman year at Stanford,’ Voss says. ‘He’s known for all the fantastic work he’s done, but even more known for the people he’s advised.’ Among them are Silicon Valley aristocrats such as Google cofounder Larry Page and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.”

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