By and About Leaders: 2/16/16

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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 Janet Foutty, Maximo Ibarra, Doug Parker, Joe Kaeser, and Sylvain Toutant.

From Melissa Wylie: Deloitte Consulting’s first female CEO Janet Foutty on her other career firsts

“Like most consultants, Janet Foutty went into the industry because she hadn’t settled on a career yet. But 25 years later, consulting is her career, and Foutty is the first female CEO of the Deloitte’s consulting arm, Deloitte Consulting, which offers guidance for business strategy, operations, technology and human capital.”

From McKinsey & Company: Embracing technological change, Italian style

“The CEO of Italian telecommunications company Wind, Maximo Ibarra, explains how the company is evolving to serve increasingly connected, savvy customers.”

From Bill Snyder: American Airlines CEO: Think Like a Startup

“Doug Parker talks risks, relationships, and rewards as the head of a $42.7 billion company.”

From Daniel Gross: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser on the Next Industrial Revolution

“The manufacturing chief describes how an industrial powerhouse founded in the 19th century is using software, sensors, and savvy to create a digital manufacturer that can thrive in the 21st century.”

From Bertrand Marotte: Steeping himself in disparate corporate cultures

“Sylvain Toutant, president and CEO of Davids Tea, on adapting to new work environments and charting a major U.S. expansion.”

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