Leadership Profiles

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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.

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.”
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