Leadership Profiles

A comic genius spawns more stars

April 25, 2016
In 16 years at the Daily Show, Jon Stewart helped launch the careers of many comedians.

2 stars clash, but everyone wins

April 21, 2016
Bringing a team closer together often means finding ways to make everyone get along. But sometimes, a leader en­­courages certain people not to get along.

Don’t let critics send you off course

April 20, 2016
Former Hartford CEO trusted his instincts to turn company around.

Lessons from the king of baseball cards

April 18, 2016
Topps executive left a lasting legacy on American youngsters.

Maintain steady presence amid crisis

April 12, 2016
Over 30 years, Richard Lindenmuth has swooped into troubled organizations as an interim CEO. Trained to produce quick turnarounds, he has a successful track record of reviving companies such as ITT and Styrotek.

Discipline key to Chick Hearn’s success

April 4, 2016
Chick Hearn (1916-2002) was the legendary broadcaster of Los Angeles Lakers basketball games for 36 years. Generations of fans grew up listening to his play-by-play on the radio.

CEO takes heat for praising Putin

March 25, 2016
Capping a 33-year career at Siemens, the German engineering and electronics conglomerate, Joe Kaeser became CEO in 2013.

At Google, poor performers get a boost

March 22, 2016
For decades, Jack Welch embraced the up-or-out model of managing employees. The former CEO of General Electric in­­structed managers to rate every staffer and fire the bottom 10% every year.

Act like a winner to regain your edge

March 15, 2016
During the finals of the 2006 French Open tennis tournament, Roger Federer faced underdog Rafael Nadal. Playing at a very high level, Federer sought to make history by extending his string of big victories.

Stephen King on writing your best

March 10, 2016
Best-selling author Stephen King, who wrote The Running Man in a week, notes the common wisdom that the more people write, the less remarkable their works tend to be.