Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the expert’s personal lens. Supplement that learning with studying real leaders in real life situations and draw your own conclusions. The posts in this series will help you.
Every week I’ll point you to articles by and about real leaders in real situations and to articles about how real companies are faring in the marketplace. Read them. Think about them. Draw your own lessons and conclusions from them. Then try to apply those lessons in your own real life.
This week I’m pointing you to articles about Kara Swisher, Kim Rivera, Emma and Jennifer F. Scanlon.
“The executive editor of Recode discusses failure, diversity, and the value of being honest.”
“I’ve been fortunate to be able to work with Kim Rivera, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at HP Inc., as her executive coach for the past six years. When she shared that she’s been doing some innovative things to encourage diversity and inclusion, I was interested in learning more about her efforts. We sat down recently for a conversation about the scope of the challenge and how she’s helping HP tackle it head on.”
From Erika Fry and Claire Zillman: Science ‘Mojo’ and an Executive Dream Team: CEO Emma Walmsley’s Bold Prescription for Reviving GlaxoSmithKline
“EMMA WALMSLEY was just six weeks into her tenure as CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, the $38.9 billion British pharmaceutical firm, when ‘Glaxit’ happened.”
“How a STEM kid found her calling.”
For some ideas about how to get more from this series of posts, check out “Studying Leaders in the Wild.“