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Leadership via The Sunday New York Times (January 31, 2010)

Here are a few articles that we found interesting from a leadership perspective in the Sunday New York Times:

G.O.P. Hits Its Stride, but Faces Rifts Over Ideology

At a moment of what could be great opportunity, the Republican Party struggles with disputes over ideology, tactics and leadership. (Section 1 – Front Page – Political Memo)

Leaders in Davos Admit Drop in Trust

If there was one lesson from Davos, it was this: trust in governments, corporations and banks has become as elusive as sure footing on Davos’s icy streets. (Section 1)

Type-A-Plus Students Chafe at Grade Deflation

Princeton University’s bold vision to corral grade inflation is running into fierce resistance from its Type-A-plus students. (Section 1 – Education)

Tyranny of the Majorities

Why losing a few Democrats in Congress could be good news for the president. (Magazine – The Way We Live Now)

Soldier, Broker and C.E.O.

For Joseph Grano, seeing an ad while recovering from severe war wounds started a career that took him to the top of a major Wall Street firm. (Business – The Boss)

Are You a C.E.O. of Something?

Mark Pincus, head of Zynga, a provider of online social games, says it’s important to give employees a responsibility that makes them stretch. (Business – Corner Office)

A Survey of Youth Sports Finds Winning Isn’t the Only Thing

A survey by a sophomore at a Connecticut prep school found that boys and girls play sports for their own reasons. (Sports)

The Muddled Selling of the President

It’s not easy pitching a nation of angry voters, fixed opposition, scattered media. Not when you’ve left yourself hard to define. (Week in Review)

Ford’s Four Seconds

President Ford’s first address contained little good news and was overshadowed by the pardon of his predecessor. (OpEd -RONALD NESSEN, press secretary for President Gerald Ford)

Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

In the universe of Steve Jobs, personal vision trumps the wisdom of the crowd. He’s ready when he thinks we’re ready. (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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