By and About Leaders: 5/31/16

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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 Bela Bajaria, Chris Daniels, Sergio Bucher, James Bradburne, and Linda Kirby.

From Meg James: Universal TV President Bela Bajaria embraces East and West

“Bela Bajaria is president of Universal Television, NBCUniversal’s TV studio that produces shows such as ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘Bates Motel,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ and soon, ‘Emerald City.’ She is one of the highest-ranking Indian American executives in entertainment.”

From Judge Business school: Banking wisdom: flexibility is important in a fast-changing world

“Senior roles at Citigroup, the Bank of England and now Standard Chartered Bank has taught Chris Daniels the importance of an open mind.”

From Adam Gale: Who is Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher?

“The department store’s new boss used to run Amazon’s fashion business and knows a thing or two about Lycra.”

From Eric Reguly: Meet the Canadian ‘mercenary’ who fixes ailing museums

“James Bradburne, director general of Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera, on reviving a tired venue – without pandering to the tourist hordes.”

From Amy Lynch: Linda Kirby helps build leaders

“As president and founding CEO of Leadership Indianapolis, Kirby has been a vital figure in the organization since its launch in July 2013; she formerly was program director for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. The mission of the organization is to develop and mobilize a robust pipeline of community leaders who can address and solve issues and take advantage of opportunities facing the growing Indy metro area, now and in the future.”

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