Monthly Archives: August, 2018

Lee Iacocca and the Fixed Mindset

The March 1983 issue of “Time” magazine had a cartoon Lee Iacocca on its cover declaring “Detroit’s Comeback Kid”.  Indeed, Iacocca was the CEO Chrysler needed at that time, but not for the long run.  Dr. Carol Dweck notes of Iacocca’s: “[he] looked remarkably like our four-year-olds with the fixed mindset.  He kept bringing out …

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Silent Cal Leads

The Leadership of Calvin Coolidge by Stephen Hudak Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President after the death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.  “Silent Cal” as he was known embodied quiet leadership.  It has been said that you can be a great leader if you do not care who gets the credit.  Coolidge’s servant-leadership style …

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Why Leadership?

Why Leadership? Stephen Hudak People need something to believe in – their self, their god, an ideal, a cause – otherwise life becomes meaningless.  We must believe in something greater than ourselves.  This is where leading and leadership comes in.  While people seek purpose, they must define it clearly, or they can be easily led …

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What is LEADERSHIP?

What is LEADERSHIP? by Stephen Hudak A Kevin Kruse’s Forbes article, “Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/04/09/what-is-leadership/#7dcffda65b90).    Kruse takes simple definitions of Leadership from recognized leaders, perhaps out of context, but with purpose, that being to elaborate on his own …

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