Leadership Profiles

Ronda Rousey’s early lesson

November 14, 2016

Does mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey agree with Sports Illustrated’s title “the world’s most dominant athlete”?

Learn to suffocate your instincts

November 4, 2016
“You have to be clear as a leader what your expectations are and how you will hold people accountable.”

The lonely road of Apple CEO Tim Cook

October 26, 2016
More than five years after the death of Steve Jobs, Tim Cook has come into his own as CEO of one of the world’s most visible and valuable companies.

A fierce warrior against illness

September 20, 2016
Mary Lasker (1900-1994), was one of the first true champions of medical research. In her words, “Without money, both private and public money, nothing gets done.”

Keep it open

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.