Leadership

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NellMerlino

Nell Merlino/Leadership

Founder & President, Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence

A: I’ll give you five, all leadership traits I’ve learned by watching President Obama: 1). Focus It’s important to define a problem, focus on what it is you want, and then go for ...

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Stephanie Newby

Stephanie Newby/Leadership

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

A: Nelson Mandela, because he practiced forgiveness and was able to influence a nation to practice forgiveness, choosing this higher state over retaliation and revenge.

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Alyse Nelson

Alyse Nelson/Leadership

President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

A: I have been truly privileged to meet some of the greatest women leading our world forward. Last year, I had the rare opportunity to speak with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung ...

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Arlyn Davich

Arlyn Davich/Leadership

Founder & CEO, PayPerks

A: The best leaders I’ve encountered 1. lead by example 2. can identify – and draw out – star quality in just about anyone and 3. are able to adapt their ...

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Cortney Renee Aranda/Leadership

Founder, Cortney Renee Inc

A: I truly respect men and women who have built philanthropy into their business plans. Business has such potential to restore broken parts of the world. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, ...

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Alyssa Rapp

Alyssa Rapp/Leadership

Founder & CEO, Bottlenotes

A: Vision, Perseverance, Resilience And in terms of tactics: Hire passionate, driven, smart, capable, young people- give them clear goals and directions- and get out of their way as they execute these goals. If you have ...

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