By and About Leaders: 12/13/16

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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 Andrew Ritter, Raul Casares, Jeff Bezos, Neal Gottlieb, and Henry Paulson

From Melody Petersen: From teenage science project to Nasdaq

“Andrew Ritter, the 34-year-old founder of Ritter Pharmaceuticals in Los Angeles, created the original form of the firm’s lead experimental drug by testing it on himself when he was in eighth grade.”

From Howard Cohen: Impact glass giant Raul Casares, who ‘changed the South Florida skyline,’ dies at 82

“Raul Casares, the president of one of the nation’s largest window and sliding glass door companies, and his daughter Ingrid, the South Beach nightclub impresario who was so close to Madonna she could call the superstar simply ‘M,’ used to drive along Brickell Avenue and play Spot the Glass.”

From Thrive Global: Jeff Bezos: Why Getting 8 Hours of Sleep Is Good for Amazon Shareholders

“The Amazon CEO on why he believes in ‘work-life harmony’ and not work-life balance.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

From Elliot Begoun: A do-gooder meets a dirty capitalist

“Neal Gottlieb is the founder and CEO of Three Twins ice cream. He started the company in 2005 and has been working ever since to build ‘The next great American ice cream brand.’”

From Bill Snyder: Former Treasury Secretary Paulson: Be Ready to Change Course

“Henry Paulson led one of the biggest government bailouts in history. Here he shares what he’s learned about leadership and career planning.”

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Ramkumar Yaragarla   |   15 Dec 2016   |   Reply

Hi, Instead of small bits and pieces a more slightly detailed story of the leader’s life would be beneficial. I mean, there is good content available on the Wikipedia on any leader’s bio, but then a selection would be good. Industry wise or age group wise. More specifically, how did the leaders overcome the challenges and the decisions they have taken. would be more beneficial. Thank you. I liked the core intent and good focus and write up for the posts . I happen to bump into your site from another site. I liked reading through your posts. Thank you. Cheers, Ramkumar.

Wally Bock   |   15 Dec 2016   |   Reply

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.