Leadership Profiles

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August 23, 2016
Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy since 2014, is brash, charismatic and often described in the media as Machiavellian.

From UPS driver to president

August 21, 2016
“Whether they want to admit it or not, leaders generally only do one or two things really well. The best leaders surround themselves with great people to do the rest and get out of their way.”

Driving better results at Mercedes

July 28, 2016
Soon after Steve Cannon became president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA in 2012, he launched an ambitious, long-term initiative to upgrade customer service, stating, “This is going to be my legacy.”

Ex-Pepsi CEO shares his greatest leadership insight

July 25, 2016
As PepsiCo’s chief operating officer in the early 1990s, David Novak sought to strengthen his bond with frontline employees around the world.

The making of Donovan McNabb

July 20, 2016

Retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb credits his parents, Wilma and Sam, for instilling in him the ability to lead despite adversity.

A rescue mission like no other

June 23, 2016
Henry Mucci didn’t mince words with his men. As leader of the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion, Lt. Col. Mucci bluntly warned his 100+ troops that they could die on their next mission.

‘Grinding to succeed’ at Penney’s

June 15, 2016
In March 2015, Marvin Ellison addressed 1,000 J.C. Penney store managers. They didn’t know him well; he had arrived at Penney just three months earlier as its president after a successful career at Home Depot.

A loyal workforce reaps a nice reward

June 14, 2016
Dan Kenary was in a bind. He co-founded his craft beer company, Harpoon Brewery, with Rich Doyle in 1986, and they always got along well.

Time Machine Interview: Elizabeth Blackwell

June 2, 2016
Elizabeth Blackwell, born in Britain and raised in America, was the first woman in the United States to earn a medical degree.

Tales of a cocky CEO’s ups and downs

May 26, 2016
Sean Rad typifies the young, impatient, cocky CEO. The 29-year-old co-founded Tinder, the fast-growing dating app, in 2012.