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Leadership via the Sunday New York Times (January 10, 2010)

Here is a variety of articles that we found in today’s New York Times that may be interesting to students of leadership (Sunday, January 10, 2010).

A Fox Chief at the Pinnacle of Media and Politics

Roger Ailes has built Fox News into an earnings engine with powerful influence over the conservative movement. (Front Page)

Banks Prepare for Bigger Bonuses, and Public’s Wrath

The bank bonus season begins in earnest next week, and it looks as if it will be one of the largest and most controversial blowouts the industry has ever seen. (Front Page)

If Peter Orszag Is So Smart, What Will He Do Now?

The White House Director of the Office of Management and Budget struggles to balance the country’s budget and the publicity around his love life. (Sunday Styles)

The First Senator From the Tea Party?

2010 will be a year of Republican civil war, and Florida is where the fighting is now fiercest. (Sunday Magazine)

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Weird Are You?

The C.E.O. of says the company likes to “create fun and a little weirdness,” so he values individuality in hiring.  (Business – Corner Office)

Lotteries in Any Language

Work on state and national lotteries is a globe-trotting experience for Jaymin Patel, the chief executive of Gtech Holdings. (Business – The Boss)

O’Hair Is Trying to Remain a Winner While Not Losing Perspective

Sean O’Hair has acquired a new mind-set, but he is still determined to be one of the best players on the PGA Tour. (Sports – Front Page)

The Label Factor: Is Obama a Wimp or a Warrior?

Opponents love to cast Democrats as weak, and labels stick. What it might take for the president to look strong. (Week in Review)

When Politicians Call It Quits

Some are defeated, others fear the voters’ wrath. A rare few exit on top to try something new. (Week in Review)

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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