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by Web Manager published Mar 23, 2018 03:35 PM, last modified Apr 09, 2020 02:08 PM

An Entrepreneur And His Ex-Cons: Meet The Former Gang Member Who Created A $10 Million Packaging Startup That Hires Former Inmates (03/27/2019)

Meet Darrell Jobe, CEO and founder of Vericool, a California-based manufacturer of 100% environmentally friendly packaging designed to replace styrofoam shipping containers. He’s also a self-taught. And a former gang member who served time. He turned his life around through hard work and is now committed to giving others the same second chances he got. 

These 4 CEOs Created a New Standard of Leadership (01/14/2019)

At the height of the 2008 recession, four business leaders led their organizations to success and at the same time created a new standard for business leadership. Read about how Indra Nooyi (Pepsico), Paul Polman (Unilever), John Noseworthy (Mayo Clinic), and Richard Davis (US Bancorp) became role models for the business community.

Music to Oracle’s Ears (October 2018)

Read about Alexis Langagne’s journey from aspiring rock musician to Vice President of Operations for North America at Oracle in this profile from the current online edition of Latino Leaders Magazine. His advice for the next generation of leaders: “Embrace the change.

Being vulnerable and impatient at Amazon prepared me to lead Vimeo  (07/31/2018)

Anjali Sud graduated from business school set on climbing the investment banking career ladder. Instead, last year at age 33 she became CEO of video-sharing website Vimeo. In this article for Fast Company, she writes about some of the stops she made along the way and the leadership lessons she learned, the two most important of which surprised her.

LeBron James Opens I Promise School (07/30/2018)

LeBron James is well known as a leader on the basketball court; less well known is his role as a community leader in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Since 2011, the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise program has been making a big difference in the lives of at-risk young people throughout the city and recently opened its first I Promise school. This Forbes article explains why James’s off-court legacy may ultimately outlast his basketball legend

Sallie Krawcheck, once the 'most powerful woman on Wall Street,' says her startup Ellevest doesn't 'empower' women — because that's not what they need (05/25/2018)

Sallie Krawcheck’s resume includes positions as CEO of Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, US Trust, and Citi Private Bank (and as Citi’s CFO). In this Business Insider interview, she shares some of her experience “navigating the boys’ club of finance” and how it inspired her to found Ellevest, an investment company aimed at helping women create wealth for themselves.

From startup to $12 billion: Seven lessons from Dropbox  (04/25/2018)

Thinking of founding your own startup? Here’s some advice from Dropbox CEO and founder Drew Houston, whose 2007 apartment-based startup was valued at $12 billion at the time of its March 2018 IPO.

BirchBox CEO-Turned-Investor Hayley Barna Discusses Top Founder Mistakes (04/25/2018)

In this Fortune interview, venture capitalist Hayley Barna offers advice to would-be startup founders based on own experiences as co-founder of Birchbox, the online cosmetics subscription service. She also talks about transitioning from CEO to venture capitalist, how her successes and failures in the former role informs her decision-making in the latter.

How One Second Act CEO brought Sunnier Days to Sesame Street (03/28/2018)

Read about how a former CEO came out of retirement and successfully reversed the beloved TV series's decade-long financial decline by thinking outside the box.

These Women Could be the Tech Industry's Next Great CEOs--or Not (03/21/2018)

Often regarded as the stepping stone to CEO, the position of chief operating officer is increasingly being filled by women in all parts of the corporate world, particularly in Silicon Valley. In this Fortune article, the authors report on the pros and cons of this phenomenon, based on their conversations with 19 current and former female COOs.

How to Cultivate Leadership That Is Honed to Solve Problems (10/30/2017)

Sometimes the most successful projects appear to be completed without any leadership at all. At MIT, this kind of "anti-leader" leadership produces success across a wide spectrum of disciplines, from an architect-designed memorial, to the prize-winning entry in one of Elon Musk's SpaceX competitions. Read about the concept of challenge-driven leadership and why it particularly thrives in the culture of MIT.

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 October 9, 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.