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 Joe Denny, Greg Schott, Brad Peters, David Landsman, and Sophie Brochu.
“Joe Denny, founder and CEO of RailComm, along with six co-founders, struck gold in a niche market by developing computer systems that control, monitor and manage train yards from a centralized location.”
“Mr. Schott, the C.E.O. of a software company, says poor communication, self-interest and factionalism can destroy a corporate culture that took years to build.”
“The man behind one of Silicon Valley’s leading Cloud Business Intelligence and Analytics firms shares his thoughts on the future of the data business.”
“With the task of bringing some unity to a business that has brands as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, Tetley Tea and Taj Hotels, David Landsman is going to need all the skills he gained as a diplomat.”
“In a way, Sophie Brochu owes her career steering Quebec’s $6-billion energy company Gaz Métro to a plain-talking fisherman in Digby, N.S.”