Catherine the Great: A Life on Womanhood and Leadership

Politics today see many good girl politicians who followed the rules and made all the right choices in their career. However, people still prefer bad boy politicians. Catherine the Great was one of the longest ruling female leaders in history. Was she a good girl, bad girl, or a bit of both? What can we learn from her life? Click to read more.

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5 Lessons from Lyndon B. Johnson on Leadership

At 26 years old, Lyndon Johnson was selected as the youngest director in the nation to lead the National Youth Administration in Texas that would educate youth and offer them jobs in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Johnson exhibited 5 leadership traits that contributed to his success. (Read with caution.)

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Learning from History

History is full of randomness. Therefore, we must be aware of noise when finding signals in biographies and historical accounts. Nassim Nicholas Taleb offers a few tips on how to learn from history, including survivorship bias, alternative histories, and ergodicity.

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Writing is still an essential skill for aspiring leaders

In the age of Twitter and short-message texting, writing seems out of date. But by examining four leadership profiles, I argue that writing is essential for aspiring leaders and provide the tips from these leaders on how to improve our writing.

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Grow Your Ambition with Your Capabilities, Not the Other Way Around

Should we conceive a grand ambition and then try to achieve it, or should we cherish the present and grow our ambition as our opportunities grow? A contrast between two U.S. Presidents, John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln, shows us that growing ambition with capabilities, not the other way around, might be better.

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