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
“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.”
“The Amazon CEO on why he believes in ‘work-life harmony’ and not work-life balance.”
“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.’”
“Henry Paulson led one of the biggest government bailouts in history. Here he shares what he’s learned about leadership and career planning.”