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Mark Samuel on creating the accountable organization

Nationally acclaimed author, Mark Samuel, on the value of creating an accountable organization.

Having developed the best of the best, Admiral Eric Olson addresses leading highly effective teams

Join Admiral Eric Olson on October 10 as he addresses leaders and managers worldwide on Team Building and Leadership in the 21st Century–via satellite and the web.

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What did Steve Jobs think of his rivals?

Sunday night 60 Minutes on CBS had a segment on Walter Isaacson who spent the last two years working on the only authorized biography of Apple Co-founder, Steve Jobs.

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Admiral Eric Olson’s 10 Commandments for a highly effective team

Admiral Eric Olson tells the crowd at FOSE about his list of 10 commandments to build a high powered team.

Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs’ passion for innovation and perfection

“The thing that made Apple so successful was that Jobs realized that when you have a passion for profit instead of a passion for product, you will not make profits,” Isaacson said.

When you take a hard look at your leadership journey, are you stuck in neutral?

In this HBS interview, Linda Hill, co-author with Kent Lineback of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader, addresses how managing yourself as an individual contributor is light years away from leading others. Great leaders must adopt a way of thinking about how they can influence their people to ever-higher levels of productivity and results.

Leadership lessons from a former Special Operations commander

Admiral Eric Olson — credited with developing the specialized forces that have accomplished some of the most notable military operations of the last decade — knows better than anyone how to get the most out of team members. In this short post on, read some of the tips and fundamentals of leadership that Olson offered his audience at the FOSE conference in Washington, DC.

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