Michael Lee Stallard

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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.

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?

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. 

Chicago Blackhawks’ Secret Superpower

The Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years. This is an extraordinary feat, given the physical and emotional demands of professional hockey, not to mention challenges the team faced, including the suicide of equipment manager Clint Reif and death of former Blackhawk Steve Montador.