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.
Lead like a Zen master by making it your goal to help other people attain happiness
Keep current on technology and cutting-edge business ideas by spending some time with younger staff members.
Most of us think that happiness is a passive mental state.
Separate yourself from one high-stress task to focus on the next
Build your reputation as a leader by taking the first step.
Stay ahead of the competition by discarding the old rule of success
Expose potentially disruptive team behavior by watching how prospective team members play