By and About Leaders: 5/24/16

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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 Carter Murray, David Novak, David Abney, Martha Beck, and Chris Gheysens

From Adam Bryant: Carter Murray: Giving Talented People Room to Bloom

“My background is a little complicated, which probably suits me for a global role. My parents divorced when I was about 11, and remarried. I always say I have four parents, and between them they’re from France, Germany, England and Scotland. They’re Catholic, Jewish, Protestant and atheist. I grew up in Belgium, Britain and the Bahamas, I went to college in the United States, and my wife is from Nicaragua. So it’s a bit of everything.”

From Rich Feloni: Former CEO of a $33 billion fast-food company shares the greatest leadership insight he’s ever had

“When David Novak was appointed COO of PepsiCo in 1992, he began the practice of regularly holding roundtable discussions with 10-15 employees representing a sector of the workforce.”

From Sara Castellanos: UPS boss embraces technology — but with a different vision than Amazon

“But it was Abney’s vision of how some technology — namely drones — will play a role in the future of the package delivery business that drew a sharp distinction between UPS and another company that acts as its competitor as well as its partner: Seattle-based e-commerce giant, Amazon.”

From Taffy Brodesser-Akner: Even the World’s Top Life Coaches Need a Life Coach. Meet Martha Beck

“In the conference room of an oceanside hotel in Pismo Beach, Calif., Martha Beck stands on stage, nearing the end of an effusive 90-minute keynote speech for the semiannual Meet and Greet of the (mostly) women enrolled in her life coach training program, when she stops abruptly. ‘Integrity check!’ she says.”

From Jane M. Von Bergen: Wawa chief Chris Gheysens on growth of company, waistlines

“Stress reduction matters to someone like Gheysens, who leads a company that is growing by a store a week.”

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