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Leadership via the Sunday NY Times (Oct. 19, 2008)

Here are some articles that we found interesting in today’s (Sunday, October 19, 2008) New York Times:

Gifts to Pet Charities Keep Lawmakers Happy by RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and DAVID W. CHEN Records of corporate giving to lawmakers’ favorite causes show the extent and lavishness of a once hidden practice. (A question of ethics)

I.M.F. Begins Inquiry Into Chief’s Relationship With Employee by GARDINER HARRIS and MARK LANDLER – The I.M.F. has begun an investigation into whether its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, abused his position in connection with a sexual relationship with a subordinate. (World Bank redux?)

The Boss: In and Out of Uniform as told to ELIZABETH OLSON – Joe Robles Jr. is the chief executive of USAA, a financial services firm for the military and their families.

Books / Sunday Book Review: Crisis Manager by JEAN EDWARD SMITH who reviews Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson – In a war of treason and rebellion, Lincoln had the insights that kept the United States and its military on the right course.

Film – The Mommy Track by MARK HARRIS – Angelina Jolie is many things — parent, daughter, advocate, action star, actress — but not America’s sweetheart. (Profile)

About the author

Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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