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Easy Company's natural-born leader

Not only did Winters order Easy Company to attack in the face of uncertain odds, he was the first man out of the ditch and across the field. "When you're a leader, you lead," he told me. "Not just on the easy jobs, but the tough ones as well."

By Ian Saleh | May 4, 2010; 04:44 PM ET | Comments (11)

Leadership 'somewhere south of hell'

When the moment came -- when the depth charges were exploding with terrifying proximity, when the submerged vessel was running out of breathable air -- Charlie Rush stepped up and took charge, though his actions that day meant risking everything.

By Andrea Useem | April 5, 2010; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (14)

When megalomania meets financial leadership

Lehman Brothers is now dead, while Merrill Lynch lives on. What's the lesson? Having a single, dominant personality run a global financial business is a recipe for disaster.

By Andrea Useem | February 10, 2010; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (17)

Why 'management leverage' is replacing financial might

Want to see the new face of leadership in the post-meltdown financial world? It's all about managing for the long term.

By Andrea Useem | January 29, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

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