Leadership Profiles

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.

CEO’s Twitter addiction is a good thing

May 19, 2016
Many CEOs strive to stay close to their customers. But John Legere can’t help it.

A snapshot of CEO traits

May 12, 2016
Research on top CEO’s has grown in the last 35 years. A baker’s dozen of studies reveals some interesting tidbits.

Grit drives Spieth to remain on top

May 11, 2016
Golfer Jordan Spieth hates to lose more than he loves to win, and it’s working out.

Leading from behind Churchill

May 11, 2016
Does the partner to a successful leader count as a leader?