Executive Leadership

Without benefit of education or connections, Clarence Avant used
mentors to climb to the top of the pop music business … and then became
a mentor himself.

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As a young man who lost his hearing in a motorcycle wreck, King Jordan
never dreamed he could become the head of anything. Even in 1988, when he became the first deaf president of Gallaudet
University, the world’s only liberal arts university for the deaf,
Jordan still wasn’t sure he’d succeed.

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Here’s how a corporate recruiter would advise you to land a job as an executive in a public company:

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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.

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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
century:

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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:

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To be a good leader, follow these tips:

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If it hadn’t been for San Francisco investment banker Thomas Weisel, the cyclist who whipped cancer may never have raced again.

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Wilbur and Orville Wright shunned guesswork so much that they always started with
information-gathering and followed it with a discussion of these
questions:

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Researchers have uncovered the motivations behind why employees stay loyal to their employers. Here are the top 18:

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