By and About Leaders: 9/8/15

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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 Brian Moynihan, Dominic Casserley, Angela Brown, Joel Myers, and Leon A. Gorman.

From Hilary Burns: An evening with Brian Moynihan: BofA CEO talks about greed, forgiveness and childhood

“Bank of America’s (NYSE:BAC) CEO opened up about his childhood, faith, thoughts about greed and forgiveness and even the looming special shareholder meeting.”

From McKinsey & Company: Willis Group on the changing risk landscape

“Dominic Casserley, CEO of the global risk advisor and insurance broker, explains the importance of making businesses, cities, and countries better equipped to survive emerging risks such as cyberattacks.”

From Jacqueline Nelson: Moneris CEO Angela Brown fights to keep ahead of payment technologies

“Some executives talk about building a business that straddles borders. Angela Brown has built a life that does.”

From Dale Buss: 6 Lessons on Leading in a Transformational Age from AccuWeather’s Joel Myers

“AccuWeather was a pioneer in harnessing modern weather forecasting for business purposes, then in democratizing weather information, and most recently in harnessing big data to improve the company’s weather services for customers and for everyone affected by the weather.”

From Sam Roberts: Leon A. Gorman, Who Made L. L. Bean a Household Name, Dies at 80

“Mr. Gorman, a grandson of L. L. Bean’s founder, led the company for 34 years and oversaw the beginning of its online operations.”

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