By and About Leaders: 8/2/16

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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 Rob Lloyd, Melissa Barrett, Eddie Lampert, Frances Hesselbein, and Claudio Ranieri.

From Olivia Berkman: Resetting Your Strategy: A Q&A with GameStop’s Rob Lloyd

“CFO Rob Lloyd shares the key steps to a successful business transformation, including alignment with the board, engaging employees, and taking advantage of big data.”

Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story

From Cathie Ericson: Voice of Experience: Melissa Barrett, Managing Director, Chief of Staff Global Compliance & Head of Global Compliance Training, Goldman Sachs

“Barrett has spent 19 out of her 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, beginning in the Investment Management Division and then moving through several locations and departments to her current role in Compliance.”

From Robin Lewis: Eddie (no vision) Lampert: A Century Late and an Idea Short

“What’s old is new again. It’s back to the future. Mobile phones are the new stores. These and many other metaphors reflect how the technology age is taking us back in time to century-old retail models. Living with technology on steroids will not only revive and make these models new again, but will also geometrically accelerate and propel those models through the next century. And, not so surprisingly, Eddie (no vision) Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings, doesn’t have a clue.”

From Michael Bungay Stanier: To Serve Is to Live, with Frances Hesselbein

“When I think about the icons of management and leadership theorists, not many names come to mind. But a few do. Peter Block, Peter Drucker, Frances Hesselbein. In this interview, I had the deep pleasure of speaking with Frances from her office at the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute”

From Rob Morris: How Claudio Ranieri turned Leicester City into champions

“How did the Italian football coach take unfancied Leicester City to the Premier League title and what can business leaders learn from him? Professor David P. Myatt reveals all.”

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