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Davy Crockett—an amazing hunter and scout who became a judge, colonel, state legislator, U.S. congressman, character and wag—exuded leadership in his own, homespun way.
Charles Schwab brought his brokerage firm back from the brink of disaster by delivering a simple message to his customers: “This investing thing is hard … but we’re here to help.”
Some leaders have only one dimension, that one thing making them great. Others distinguish themselves by excelling in various forums. Among the second type: Agnes Varis, owner and chief executive of a generic drug company but also a political activist, arts patron and mentor.
Hold on to your hat: The path to success may not be more creativity but less.
“Leaders develop daily,” says leadership guru John Maxwell, “not in a day.” And that sums up Maxwell’s approach to leadership: committing to personal growth over time. Here are some of Maxwell’s ideas for improving yourself:
Cristian Mitreanu, lead researcher at RedefiningStrategy.com in Chicago, maintains that, instead of strategy, leaders need a long-term focus, especially in serving customers.
Draw on all your talents and interests, so you can break ground in new fields.
Years ago, National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue read a book that described the U.S. Supreme Court’s obligation “to remember the future and imagine the past.” Tagliabue loved that turn of phrase. The future doesn’t simply happen, he surmised. We shape it through our decisions.
For decades, New York City’s health department focused on fighting communicable diseases. But when Thomas Frieden took over as health commissioner, he discovered that more than 70 percent of deaths in the city came from other causes. Frieden has an ambitious plan to improve the city’s health. Here are some of Frieden’s operating methods:
Gerry McNamara will be remembered for the will to win that propelled him through injury and low expectations to help his team defend its Big East Conference basketball title this spring in a four-day run of extremely tight games.
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