Leadership Profiles

Playing on in an unfair world

August 9, 2018
When William J. Powell died in 2009 at age 93, he was still the only African-American to have designed, built, owned and operated a golf course in the United States.

When your work becomes religion

July 12, 2018
If running marathons were a religion, says an observer, then Fred Lebow would have been the New York City Marathon’s chief rabbi.

The 4 defining moments of 4 great leaders

April 11, 2018
Need a quick jolt of leadership adrenaline? Check out these stories of four famous people who came within a whisker of losing it all … or never making it big in the first place.

The millennial conundrum

January 23, 2018

“If you’re being critical, then don’t talk about it in terms of failure. Instead, reframe it as an opportunity for lessons learned or positive steps to take in the future.”

Not meditating yet? Read on

December 27, 2017

“Meditation allows you to get in touch with who you are as a human being and gives you the power to choose how you respond to any situation.”

Waterworld: Maggie Steffens conquers a grueling sport

December 12, 2017

When’s the last time you practiced treading water while a jug of water was poured onto your head?

Remember the face time

November 27, 2017

“When you ask someone about their career and what they want to be doing, some people haven’t thought about it. A good manager doesn’t just ask the questions, but also helps people come up with a defining purpose in their work.”

Getting staff to talk frankly

October 26, 2017
“Play the long game. Think about whom you’ll need to hire so that when you’re in a pickle, you’ve already contacted those people who can connect you to top candidates.”

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
Ari Rastegar, 35, is founder of Rastegar Equity Partners, a Dallas, Tex.-based private equity commercial real estate investment firm.