Leadership Profiles

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America’s first woman judge

October 13, 2017
Esther Hobart Morris, a settler in the gold rush town of South Pass City, Wyo., became the first woman in America to serve as a justice of the peace in 1870, mere months after Wyoming allowed women to vote in 1869 and a half century before all U.S. women won the right to vote.

An ‘A’ student of self-help

September 27, 2017
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Remembering math royalty

September 4, 2017
Maryam Mirzakhani’s work on complex curved surfaces was deeply theoretical, boldly original and of untold future importance.

Why not keep it collegial?

August 29, 2017
“My approach to leadership is to trust people to do their job and be hands-off… It’s all about trusting people to manage themselves and manage their output.”

The defiant Ethan Allen

August 1, 2017
Revolutionary firebrand Ethan Allen was so charismatic that his guards on a British prison ship slipped him the captain’s leftover food and helped him adjust his leg irons (while guarding him, day and night, with fixed bayonets).

Like our values? Then sign them

July 27, 2017
“As a leader, you have to define your values in a strong, clear way… It’s important that everyone from the people in the billing department to senior executives is clear about the values-based principles that unite us.”

The way they do it in Hollywood: Tom Reilly on communication

July 5, 2017
“It helps to communicate with consistency regardless of whom you’re talking with. I like to say, ‘You have to know your way around the marketplace as well as the palace.’ You have to deal with a range of people at different levels.”

‘I should have listened more’

April 26, 2017
“I learned that people’s motivations are not logical. They come from a very different place. Their motivations are emotional.”

Teachings of a master interviewer

April 6, 2017
Frank Sesno’s favorite question to ask a leader is simply, “How do you know?”

Pursuing the root cause of errors

March 27, 2017
“It’s important to question your own assumptions before you try to communicate a message to others.”
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