Archive: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009
We can only hope he won't write a book about leadership in his retirement.
By Abraham Zaleznik | January 2, 2009; 8:09 AM ET | Comments (1)
Leadership not always the work of a single individual, and the Parents Circle-Family Forum, which brings together bereaved Palestinians and Israelis, has provided hope where there was none before.
By Kathy Kretman | January 2, 2009; 7:59 AM ET | Comments (0)
Our panelists (and commenters) have made their nominations, now it's your turn to vote.
By Ben Bradlee and Steve Pearlstein | December 31, 2008; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (4)
In 2008, everyone from President-elect Obama to my wife's ten-year-old nephew was talking about Abraham Lincoln's leadership. Why? Because he still calls us to aspire.
By Ed Ruggero | December 31, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)
Let's face it: 2008 was a year of utter leader-less-ness. Who in the private sector or public sector saw the economy unraveling and rallied the nation? No one.
By Alan M. Webber | December 31, 2008; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)
While celebrating great public figures like President-Elect Obama and General Petraeus, we should recognize that some of the best leaders toil in obscurity and would be embarrassed by our praise.
By George Reed | December 30, 2008; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (1)
He deftly maneuvered through bureaucratic challenges, while avoiding the mistake many new CEOs make: trying to completely overhaul their institutions all at once.
By Gen. Monty Meigs (Ret.) | December 30, 2008; 3:48 PM ET | Comments (1)
Perhaps the best leaders of 2008 have avoided self-advertisement, and one of these is a priest-physician who leads by example in caring for Haiti's poor.
By Michael Maccoby | December 30, 2008; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (2)
Maddon brought his team out their 2007 basement to win the 2008 World Series, all while keeping costs low and demonstrating candor, taste and plain common sense.
By Warren Bennis | December 30, 2008; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (1)
At a time when short-term thinkers led the U.S. to the brink of disaster, Scott increased market share for Walmart while working through tough human-resource issues and grooming a capable successor.
By Bill George | December 30, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (7)
After nearly six decades of coaching, Paterno has produced outstanding football teams for longer than many other leaders have been alive.
By Jeffrey Pfeffer | December 30, 2008; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (1)
General David Petraeus has brilliantly redefined the war-on-terrorism strategy to mean engagement with the Muslim world. Runners-up are: Australian PM Kevin Rudd, British PM Gordon Brown and Bill Richardson.
By Marty Linsky | December 30, 2008; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (3)
Rather than responding to issues in a canned 'liberal' or 'conservative' voice, he actually thinks!
By Marshall Goldsmith | December 30, 2008; 9:58 AM ET | Comments (17)