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Leadership via the Sunday New York Times (January 24, 2010)

Here is a variety of articles in the January 24, 2010 Sunday New York Times that we feel might interest students of leadership.

Obama Moves to Centralize Control Over Party Strategy

President Obama is reconstituting the team that helped him win the White House to counter Republican challenges in the midterm elections. (Front Page)

In Brash Coach, Jets Knew They Had a Winner

In his first season as coach, Rex Ryan has changed the Jets’ second-class existence through the sheer force of his bold and brash personality. (Front Page)

Serpico on Serpico

Frank Serpico, the whistle-blowing police officer, lives quietly in the woods, but his thoughts are never far from the station house. (New York)

Reid Faces Battles in Washington and at Home

While pushing the president’s agenda through a nearly dysfunctional Senate, Harry Reid is trying to keep his job. (Magazine) (N.B. Print version title: Harry Reid Is Complicated)

High Heels? They Just Don’t Fit

Bobbi Brown, the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, says she wants to hire people who bring “energy, creativity and newness.” (Business – Corner Office)

What My Mentors Have Taught Me

Keecia Scott of UCB, a biopharmaceutical company, recommends finding a mentor to help with your career. (Business – Preoccupations)

The Joy of a Family Shop

Pam Lopker and her husband, Karl, found that after taking different career paths, working together took them in the best direction. (Business – The Boss)

After the Massachusetts Massacre

Neither in action nor in message is Barack Obama in front of the anger roiling the country over the dysfunctional economy and corrupt business culture. (OpEd by Frank Rich)

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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