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Archive: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Steinbrenner: Getting the best at any cost

The Yankees had a man at the helm who would stop at nothing and spare no expense to put the best team possible on the field. In so doing, he demonstrated to leaders everywhere that passion is every bit as important as wisdom.

By Robert Goodwin | July 16, 2010; 1:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bully in the dugout

What Steinbrenner lacked was an understanding of how to capture both the hearts and minds of his players in a way that leveraged their innate talents.

By Alaina Love | July 16, 2010; 1:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Medal of Honor: It's never too late to honor a fallen hero

Amid today's press about pop stars, corporate woes, and daily challenges in our lives, I offer a simple hand salute to an American soldier and hero--rest well!

By Col. Charles D. Allen | July 16, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (10)

Dismantling the 'maternal wall'

A new study shows that leading women professionals earn less money - and credit - at the office. Here's why we need to talk about it.

By Sharon Meers | July 16, 2010; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (53)

The dangers of 'my way or the highway' leadership

Steinbrenner has engaged in plenty of the behaviors that have tanked the careers of other leaders, most recently General Stanley McChrystal. What made him a successful leader of a storied sports franchise was his ability to win, and a very tolerant Major League Baseball Commissioner.

By Lisa Larson | July 16, 2010; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Turning obsession into championships

The problem with conventional wisdom is that it is conventional. Despite his harshness and lack of subtlety, Steinbrenner possessed one of the key attributes of successful people, he was absolutely obsessed with his business, working 24/7 to make the Yankees a winner and expecting everyone else to do the same.

By Kathryn Kolbert | July 16, 2010; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Flaws of an undisciplined leader

Like George Patton, Steinbrenner was a well-intentioned leader who ended up suffering from flaws that a more self-disciplined leader might have controlled.

By John Baldoni | July 15, 2010; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

'A hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree'

George Steinbrenner had a passion to win. His "hot temper" leapt over any "cold degree" of leadership do's and don'ts.

By Ken Adelman | July 15, 2010; 2:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Deep pockets to fire as he pleased

The famous and most quotable British physician, Sir William Osler, once said that medicine could be a science if every patient were identical. The same can be said about leadership.

By Warren Bennis | July 15, 2010; 2:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

Commanding is not leading

There is a difference between "leading" and exercising the powers of an all-empowered "boss" who may simply issue commands.

By Mickey Edwards | July 15, 2010; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (1)

Leading 'by any means necessary'

A "by any means necessary" approach to a complex problem is more of an example of coercion than leading.

By Katherine Tyler Scott | July 14, 2010; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

On Leadership: Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh on who he won't hire

'We have passed on a lot of smart and talented people that we know can make an immediate impact on our top or bottom line but if they are not a culture fit, we won't hire them,' says Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh.

By On Leadership video transcripts | July 14, 2010; 5:31 AM ET | Comments (13)

Cheap solutions to complex problems

This is a case of state legislators passing a clearly unconstitutional law in order to appease a vocal constituency-

By Kathryn Kolbert | July 13, 2010; 3:31 PM ET | Comments (22)

What constituents want

I think we should treat the legislation at face value, as a sincere attempt to do something about a major threat to the lawful citizens of Arizona, and not just a disguised slap at the feds.

By Slade Gorton | July 13, 2010; 3:24 PM ET | Comments (17)

'In the absence of orders, attack!'

Why is the Federal Government considering wasting scarce resources in a protracted court battle? Why not solve the real problem?

By Gen. John Batiste (Ret.) | July 13, 2010; 3:18 PM ET | Comments (9)

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