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Baseball hit bottom in 1976, and Mark Fidrych hit the top. For one season, and especially for one night, the 21-year-old rookie with the Detroit Tigers led the country’s fans back to baseball.
A leader’s most important job is making good decisions. Step back and improve yours: Consider several options, think objectively, be fair and curb your enthusiasm.
Leaders cannot talk their way out of a deteriorating business. To reverse course, take bold steps. Bob Flexon became Dynergy’s CEO in July 2011; four months later, the energy company filed for bankruptcy. To boost morale, Flexon unveiled a series of dramatic changes.
The term “servant leader” applies to executives who lack huge egos. They win allegiance by positioning themselves as supportive allies, not bossy tyrants. Servant leaders exhibit six traits:
Joe Coulombe still has his fingerprints all over Trader Joe’s. Founder of the food store that bears his name, Coulombe is responsible for the good selection of dried fruits and nuts, as well as the Hawaiian shirts employees wear. Other trademarks are less visible.
As president and chief executive of ING Direct Canada, Peter Aceto could act like most big bank CEOs and cultivate an image of aloofness and power. But he does the reverse.
In 2000, Robin Chase founded Zipcar in Cambridge, Mass. The car-sharing service was an instant hit; within three months, the firm had 400 members. Chase was about to secure $1.3 million in new funding to grow the business when she crunched the numbers and realized her business model was seriously flawed ...
How would you make enemy soldiers think they were outnumbered? Col. Pete Blaber and his team came up with this fake-out in 2001.
If you’re in the 60+ age range and considering retirement soon, you may want to reconsider, says Charles W.B. Wardell III, president and CEO of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. According to Wardell, professionals age 65 and older are now aggressively sought by savvy companies for leadership and mentorship roles.
How did a young man from Cocoa Beach, Fla.—a place not known as a surfing haven—become the greatest surfer of all time? Luck? No, unbelievable drive and determination.