Michael Lee Stallard

The Test of Presidential Leadership

With the U.S. presidential race heating up, and as we head toward the first of the crowded Republican primary debates, how will you assess which candidate would restore trust and confidence in American leadership?

Method to the Madness of Cubs’ Skipper Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon is known for his quirkiness, but underestimating his ability as a leader would be a BIG mistake. In his first season with the Cubs, the team has made it to the National League Championship Series.

Love: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

When Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, first heard Herb Kelleher’s words more than 40 years ago he was, in his own words, “completely taken by it.” In Tindell’s excellent book, Uncontainable, he describes how he and his leadership team went on to shape The Container Store’s outstanding “employee first” culture in ways that reflect love.  He credits the company’s culture for its success.

American Creativity Helped Win WWII

How a Chicago cab driver and a Sherman Tank on the beaches of Normandy played a crucial role in one of history’s greatest moments.