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Leadership via the Sunday New York Times (January 17, 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 17, 2010).

Massachusetts Race Tests Staying Power of Democrats

There may be no better place to measure the fortunes of the Democratic Party than in the race for the Senate seat that was Edward M. Kennedy’s. (Front page)

NBC’s Slide to Troubled Nightly Punch Line

NBC has been brought down by missteps that have made its prime-time lineup a loser and turned its late schedule into a media circus. (Front page)

For Antiterror Chief, a Rough Week Ahead as Hearings Begin

Michael E. Leiter will on Monday be answering for the Christmas Day terrorist plot his agency failed to thwart. (National)

Morgan Stanley Tries on a New Psyche

James P. Gorman wants to build a steadier, more diversified Morgan Stanley, and avoid risky megatrades. (Business – Front page)

Structure? The Flatter, the Better

Cristóbal Conde of SunGard says that recognition from one’s peers is a great motivator for employees, though it “is broadly unused in modern management.” (Business – Corner Office)

The Road to the Cure

After successful treatment for breast cancer, Trish May, Founder and CEO of Athena Partners,  decided to build a nonprofit business to raise money for cancer research and education. (Business – The Boss)

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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