After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. Gen. George C. Marshall
called Dwight Eisenhower into his office and asked him: “What should
our general line of action be?” A young general who had not yet seen war, Eisenhower knew that Marshall
was trying to test his ability to handle greater responsibility.
He led a life so large, it easily could have split into several full
lives. Here’s a taste of how Teddy Roosevelt led America into the 20th
When filmmaker Spike Lee saw that his cousin Malcolm showed promise as
a screenwriter and director, he used his influence to help. But after
that, Lee refused to micromanage his cousin’s career. Here’s how it worked:
To be a good leader, follow these tips:
If it hadn’t been for San Francisco investment banker Thomas Weisel, the cyclist who whipped cancer may never have raced again.
Wilbur and Orville Wright shunned guesswork so much that they always started with
information-gathering and followed it with a discussion of these
Researchers have uncovered the motivations behind why employees stay loyal to their employers. Here are the top 18:
Benjamin Franklin managed to set up America’s first publishing chain,
public library, fire department and nonsectarian university; plus
“discover” electricity; invent bifocals, a stove and daylight-saving
time; map the Gulf Stream and write the first national best-seller. What principles drove him?
U.S. Army Capt. Ian Fishback caught hell for trying to stop the torture
of prisoners in Iraq. But he earned the respect of the world for
adhering to the West Point creed: Duty, Honor, Country.
You might not give a wine steward at a Disney theme park much of a chance of becoming a leader in his field. That’s
exactly what maitre d’ and sommelier Michael Jordan thought when Disney
offered him a chance to run a new restaurant at its California
Adventure theme park.