Leadership in the News

by Web Manager published May 10, 2017 09:45 AM, last modified May 11, 2017 02:41 PM

Explore the challenges and realities of leadership. Some individuals are thrust into leadership positions by circumstance; others seek those positions with specific goals in mind.  Leadership success is a complex nexus of personality, skill, and opportunity. Read these news stories to learn about the successes and failures of leaders in the public eye.

Courage: The Defining Characteristic of Great Leaders (04/24/17)

In the business world, the quality that separates great leaders from excellent managers is courage. Yet courageous business leaders are currently in short supply today. In this recent article from Working Knowledge: Business Research for Business Leaders, Harvard Business School senior fellow Bill George explains why.

UN Secretary-General to Designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace (4/10/17)

The UN has named Malala Yousafzai as an official Messenger of Peace, with a special focus on girls' education. The youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala became an international symbol of the fight for girls’ education after being shot on 9 October 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education.

Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.  (3/24/17)

A thought-provoking article by author Susan Cain that discusses how to define and recognize leadership, including a discussion of what leadership is not. Susan Cain is the author of the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.  Learn more about introversion and leadership in her TED talk