Category Archives: Profiles

Profile: George Washington

By | October 6, 2013

[October 6, 2013]  George Washington came forward as the most significant leader in the founding of the United States of America and became known as the Father of the Country.  To select George Washington as an important senior leader for this profile was important.  I wanted to select Abraham Lincoln originally but eventually decided to go with Washington… Read More »

Profile: George Eastman

By | September 29, 2013

[September 29, 2013]  He was a high school dropout, judged “not especially gifted” when measured against the academic standards of the day.  He was poor, but even as a young man, he took it upon himself to support his widowed mother and two sisters, one of whom was severely handicapped. But building a multinational corporation and emerging as… Read More »

Profile: Lady Margaret Thatcher

By | September 22, 2013

[September 22, 2013]  The Right Honorable Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher, a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.  A Soviet journalist once called her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her leadership style.  When she became leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, Britain was on the… Read More »

Profile: General Douglas MacArthur

By | September 15, 2013

[September 15, 2013]  As part of this blog’s profiles in senior executive leadership, the first great leader will be an obvious choice: General Douglas MacArthur.  William Manchester writes of General MacArthur that:  He was a great thundering paradox of a man, noble, and ignoble, inspiring and outrageous, arrogant and shy, the best of men and the worst of… Read More »