All tagged Leadership Journeys

Leadership Journey: Richard Feynman

This is the story of a brilliant physicist, a man named Richard Feynman. Though most people have never heard of him, Feynman played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century physics. Indeed, his influence is palpable to this day.

Leadership Journey: Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is one of those guys who moved to Dallas, Texas for the sunshine and the women. But he is also one of those extraordinary characters who took a little and turned it into a lot. Specifically, he is the founder of MicroSolutions and Broadcast.com, which he turned into multi-million dollar businesses, and also happens to be the owner of an NBA basketball team. Want to know how he did it?

Leadership Journey: Richard Feynman

This is the story of a brilliant physicist, a man named Richard Feynman. Though most people have never heard of him, Feynman played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century physics. Indeed, his influence is palpable to this day.

Leadership Journey: Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee’s story is a testament to human strength and the incredible power of peace and sisterhood. Despite the violence and war caused primarily by men, women like Gbowee and her fellow female activists have shown the world how steadfast and courageous they can be in building peace in the most violent of places.

Leadership Journey : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was perhaps the greatest inventive mind America has ever known. Certainly, when it comes to the field of electricity, few have surpassed his boundless imagination. Even in the face of hardships that would defeat most other people, his creativity never waned.

Leadership Journey : Nelson Mandela

If asked to name the greatest icon of recent times, who would we pick? It’s a fair bet that many would choose Nelson Mandela. A man who suffered at the hands of an extremely unjust society, he refused to break, and instead kept fighting, kept pushing for justice and, after decades of punishment, won.

Leadership Journey: Apollo 8 mission

The United States found itself lagging behind in the Space Race almost from the start. So they formulated a plan to launch Apollo 8 quickly. This risky mission would involve orbiting the moon and returning the astronauts safely to Earth. The extraordinary commitment of all involved not only made it possible; it turned the mission into an astounding success with broad cultural ramifications.

Leadership Journey: Morgan Jerkins

Black women in America are dehumanized, fetishized and even ignored by feminists. To overcome these struggles, they need to empower one another, and white feminists must be more inclusive and sensitive to the polarizing effects of cultural appropriation.

Kim Philby was a master of deception. Recruited by Soviet intelligence in Cambridge during the early 1930s, he was a cornerstone member of the famous Cambridge Five spy ring. During World War II, he managed to infiltrate MI6, later also gaining access to CIA circles in the United States. For more than 20 years, he provided the Soviet Union with crucial intelligence about the British and American secret services. In 1963, his cover was finally blown, and he fled to Moscow.

Leadership Journey: Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee’s story is a testament to human strength and the incredible power of peace and sisterhood. Despite the violence and war caused primarily by men, women like Gbowee and her fellow female activists have shown the world how steadfast and courageous they can be in building peace in the most violent of places.

Leadership Journey: Steve Jobs

The life of Steve Jobs is a story of success, innovation and growth. Even from an early age, Jobs had a talent for technology and, when he cofounded Apple in his twenties, he already had a vision of what computers could become. Though a sometimes impulsive and difficult man, he was also a dreamer and a trailblazer – and in an inspiration to millions worldwide.

Leadership Journey : Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer, one of the most successful restaurateurs in the United States, not only had a great passion for great food but also had the skills to ensure success. He understood from the start that successful restaurants can’t just dole out delicious dishes; market and service savvy are crucial.

Leadership Journey : Andre Agassi

It’s a common belief that those who reach the highest level of fame and success must have an inherent and extraordinary passion for their field. But this couldn’t be further from the truth in the case of Andre Agassi, who first burst onto the scene as a rebellious tennis champion from Las Vegas.