Executive Leadership

In early 2006, two NFL teams sought to sign star quarterback Drew Brees. Initially, Brees figured he’d choose the Miami Dolphins over the New Orleans Saints. After visiting both cities and meeting with team executives, Brees began to rethink the situation.

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When All-Star centerfielder Bernie Williams retired from the Yankees, that didn’t mean he was slowing down.

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Fashion icon Anna Wintour is controlled, focused, comfortable with power and averse to errors. Here’s what she learned about risk from longtime Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower won the 1952 presidential election with the largest number of votes in history. But amid the glory of his victory, he felt a tinge of regret.

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South Korean native Tae Hea Nahm went through the ups and downs of an entrepreneur in founding Storm Ventures, a venture capital firm.

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Well before her company decided to buy it, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison had her eye on Bolthouse Farms, with its fresh juices perched in the produce aisle …

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1. Find your superpower. It’s the one thing that you’re truly amazing at. 2. Know your weakness so you can hire people who complement your skills …

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Learn to love neurotics .. Fear no one … Find those creative types.

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Why do some large organizations still in­­novate like startups, while others get mired in bureaucracy? A multiyear ­McKinsey study shows that leaders at pioneering companies exhibit these traits.

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From 1982 to 1987, John Hewitt joined forces with Mel Jackson to provide tax-preparation services in southern Virginia. By 1988, they decided to expand into North Carolina. They soon learned that they couldn’t keep the name of their firm, Mel Jackson Tax Service, because a tax firm with a similar name already existed in North Carolina. This didn’t sit well with John Hewitt, the company’s owner …

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