Executive Leadership

The 9/11 Commission’s report on how the United States could have prevented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon represents a masterpiece in organized thinking.

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Here are a few highlights from an ABC News Web poll asking readers for the worst thing a boss ever told them.

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Paul DePodesta’s brain processes information statistically, so when he left Harvard in 1996 with an economics degree and landed an internship with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, he’d already run the numbers for every baseball team in the 20th century.

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Superior leaders can connect events that seem unrelated.

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A leader’s knowledge is deep, based on experience and knowledge of the industry, the organization and its clients.

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Recent research confirms that optimists accomplish more than cold realists do.

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Cash in on the break from routine when you travel.

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Stretch your network while flying on business by catching up on paperwork or writing a memo, instead of kicking back and watching the movie.

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Make it easier to ride herd on two, three or more complex projects by creating a master schedule of all their check-in dates, deadlines and other actions.

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Eleven years ago, Dell Computers held 20 to 25 days’ worth of inventory in its warehouses. Now, it has no warehouses.

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