Executive Leadership

“Always remember what’s important,” exhorts a school administrator who offers these three tips.

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Best known for warning of a growing “military-industrial complex,” President Dwight Eisenhower also played a central role in stopping the anti-Communist witch hunt called McCarthyism.

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Deep learning occurs when you enable employees to forge neural connections so their skills and in­­sights are easier to tap. Here’s how to make that happen.

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Bruce Lee died in 1973 at age 32. In his short life, he thrived as an action film star, martial artist, screenwriter, movie director and ­philosopher. To operate at peak efficiency, Lee liked to “hack away at the unessential.”

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Conrad Hilton converted a fleabag into a hotel empire. Hiltons were the first hotels to put ­air-conditioning, TVs, ironing boards and sewing kits in their rooms. Modern hotel-reservation systems evolved from Hil­­ton’s 1948 prototype. “Successful men keep moving,” he said. “They don’t stop to think about the next move.”

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David Brain, 58, is president and chief executive of EPR Properties, and a leader more interested in the truth than being right. “I don’t think anybody expects a leader to have a monopoly on wisdom, truth and insight,” he says. “It’s just not possible.”

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Still slightly puzzled about how to turn LinkedIn to your advantage? Follow these tips and you’ll lead the pack.

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National Public Radio has named media industry veteran Jarl Mohn as its new leader. The job had become something of a revolving door since 2009.

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Reporters who covered Nelson Mandela never doubted his courage, vision or greatness of spirit, but some felt his eulogies elevated him to sainthood, overlooking his practical side.

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Audiences respond well to speakers who share inspiring stories. By forging an emotional tie to a famous victory, you’re more apt to deliver a memorable message. Consider how Gary Spitzer, a senior vice president at DuPont, rallied hundreds of employees at a company event.

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