Executive Leadership

Kaz is a Southborough, Mass.-based company that makes health care and home appliances. In 2008, it was struggling to survive. That’s when Julien Mininberg arrived. Over five years, he took Kaz from near insolvency to record profits.

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Advice from Amazon, leadership microblogger Doug Dickerson, and the NFL’s first female referee.

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Leaders who motivate with action, not words, tend to make a lasting impression. Just ask Chad Dickerson. As CEO of Etsy, the e-commerce website, Dickerson urges the company’s 600 employees to integrate their work with their personal life.

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She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an assignment to get herself committed to an asylum so she could report on conditions there.

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Confidence is not what you know. It’s not what you have. It’s a state of mind.

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It has to do with the feeling you want to create in your readers.

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In 1970, John Sculley was a newly hired marketing executive at Pepsi. His first assignment: to develop a distinctive glass bottle to compete against Coke’s popular 6.5-ounce container …

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Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.

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Today, many people see Bill Gates as a globetrotting humanitarian. But in the 1980s, he was a headstrong entrepreneur. An incident involving company co-founder Paul Allen, a race to catch a flight, and an ill-advised attempt to spontaneously learn jetway mechanics demonstrates what made him so effective.

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How did a retail powerhouse grow from a bored retail worker’s dissatisfaction with her job?

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