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Leadership via the Sunday NY Times (Oct. 5, 2008)

Here’s some articles that we found interesting in today’s (Sunday, October 5, 2008) New York Times:

The Heartbeat Job by JOHN M. BRODER – The vice president: a tie-breaking funeral attender, or the fourth branch of government?

Wistful Trip for Bush to a Boyhood Home by SHERYL GAY STOLBERG – As the sun sets on his presidency, President Bush made a wistful return to Midland, Tex., stopping at one of his childhood homes to reflect.

Celtics Wearing he Banner of Unity by WILLIAM C. RHODEN – Kevin Garnett has reminded his team of ubuntu, a South African concept that underlines the importance of selflessness, unity and teamwork.

Book Review: The Counterinsurgent by James TraubTell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq According to Linda Robinson’s book on the latest chapter in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus wanted to fight smarter and send more troops.

Book Review: Eco-nomics by Jonathan FreedlandHot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman Thomas L. Friedman makes the case that green politics are compatible with big business.

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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