The hottest Leadership Substack posts right now

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Big Technology • 16387 implied HN points • 07 Mar 24
  1. Google's open culture deteriorated, impacting its product quality and employee morale.
  2. Issues began when Google shut down discussions on sensitive topics like diversity and employee concerns.
  3. The closure of open channels for questioning within Google led to a negative impact on the company's innovation and decision-making processes.
Robert Reich • 26140 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Trump's lawyer argued for immunity from criminal trial through impeachment, resembling the 1933 Enabling Law in Germany.
  2. American democracy is stronger than Weimar Republic's but caution is needed to protect it.
  3. Author highlights the importance of upholding democratic norms, media truth-telling, and citizen participation for safeguarding democracy.
Original Football • 818 implied HN points • 20 May 24
  1. Jürgen Klopp transformed Liverpool from an average team to a European football powerhouse through his passion, unity, and attacking style of play.
  2. Klopp's legacy goes beyond trophies, as he deeply connected with fans, embraced Liverpool's culture, and championed important social causes.
  3. Klopp's mentorship and emphasis on values like resilience and humility have groomed future leaders within the Liverpool squad, leaving a lasting impact even after his departure.
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thomaswdinsmore • 199 implied HN points • 02 Jun 24
  1. SAS founder Jim Goodnight faces a transition in leadership and ownership as he's 82 with no children engaged in the business.
  2. Options for SAS's future include selling to employees, a corporate buyer, or private equity investors, all of which may lead to restructuring.
  3. Despite initial plans to go public, SAS has faced challenges with growth and profitability, leading to multiple delays in the IPO process.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 6549 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. The US is facing a debate about the impact of an aging leadership and how it affects the country's decline, highlighting the importance of focusing on corruption rather than age.
  2. The oldest and least popular Congress and presidential candidates reflect an issue of endemic corruption in the US, with senior citizens disproportionately in power for extended periods.
  3. The challenge lies in distinguishing between age-related concerns and corruption, recognizing the importance of holding officials accountable and seeking out truth despite the complexities of political dynamics.
Granted • 11240 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. Mental Health and Well-Being: Discover how a little therapy can lead to lasting change and how to move from languishing to flourishing.
  2. Connection and Community: Learn about the power of being like-hearted without needing to be like-minded and practical steps for unity in a divided world.
  3. Leadership and Power: Explore resources on fixing organizational problems, finding purpose after major life transitions, and improving critical thinking for wiser decisions.
Bulwark+ • 7488 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. A report warns of destructive actions an authoritarian president could take in 2025, building on past behaviors.
  2. The report outlines potential actions, such as abusing pardons to incite violence and using federal power for political aims.
  3. The authors stress the importance of not underestimating the potential impact of a second term for Trump and the need for vigilance.
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 3380 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Politicians should not censor speech or control thoughts; citizens have the right to criticize leaders.
  2. There is opposition to violence, such as against violent crime, late-term abortion, and the war in Ukraine.
  3. Discussions around January 6th events and the characterization of violence are debated, including the actions of Ray Epps.
Lucian Truscott Newsletter • 3203 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Focus on what presidential candidates say intentionally, not on their gaffes or age.
  2. Consider the clear promises of presidential candidates, like Trump's plans to end the Affordable Care Act and privatize Medicare.
  3. It's crucial to vote based on candidates' declared intentions and actions, rather than personal characteristics or missteps.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2517 implied HN points • 13 Feb 24
  1. Coleman Hughes advocates for a return to color-blind ideals in addressing race issues, which contrasts with current prominent black intellectuals.
  2. President Biden is facing concerns about his age and capability to run for a second term, with a high percentage perceiving him as too old for the role.
  3. There are proposals for encouraging newer and better Palestinian leadership, especially in Gaza, by ensuring reconstruction aid is channeled effectively and used to empower a new elite.
Glenn Loury • 3596 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Defenders claim that ousting Claudine Gay was more about race and ideology than academic integrity, but it still doesn't excuse plagiarism.
  2. Being a university president may require more than being a noteworthy scholar; skills like administration and fundraising could take precedence.
  3. The debate on affirmative action and academic standards for black students is complex, with implications for diversity, standards, and systemic corruption.
The Dossier • 7901 implied HN points • 03 Oct 23
  1. Rep. Gaetz deposed Speaker McCarthy, causing chaos in Congress
  2. Washington D.C. is mostly controlled by the Uniparty, with both Democrats and Republicans heavily devoted to it
  3. Challenging the status quo and stirring the pot can be beneficial in exposing corruption and deceit
The Line • 2437 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Trudeau's opponents underestimate his intelligence, but he's strategic and disciplined.
  2. Trudeau's public persona is a facade being challenged by reality and political sandblasting.
  3. Trudeau's inability to grasp human nature in identity politics may hinder his ability to save himself politically.
Caitlin’s Newsletter • 1788 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. The difference between Republicans and Democrats lies in how they are perceived when supporting or backing certain actions - Republicans are seen as evil with evil reasons, while Democrats are viewed as having noble humanitarian reasons in spite of their actions.
  2. Republicans and Democrats differ in the ways they support certain agendas - Republicans use right-wing language to argue, while Democrats use left-wing language, even as they support wars, militarism, capitalism, and oppression.
  3. Republicans and Democrats vary in their approach towards global conflicts and issues - Republicans tend towards wars with China, while Democrats lean towards conflicts with Russia; they also differ in the perceptions of civilian casualties during their administrations.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 2162 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Critiques from within a political party can be more newsworthy than critiques from the opposing party.
  2. Democrats are privately alarmed by concerns about Joe Biden's mental fitness and inability to stand trial.
  3. Biden's team faces challenges with public opinion, internal party dynamics, and legal implications related to his memory and competency.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 2673 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. In Atlanta, a significant decrease in crime was achieved by actually enforcing the law.
  2. Leadership and community support played a crucial role in reducing crime in Atlanta.
  3. Visible and engaged policing, combined with community trust, contributed to a safer environment in Atlanta.
The J. Burden Show • 1098 implied HN points • 19 Mar 24
  1. The West is facing issues like immigration and declining birthrates, with leaders seemingly avoiding real solutions.
  2. There's a need for a new elite with both power and competence to address complex societal problems.
  3. Nayib Bukele of El Salvador is praised for his strong leadership, cutting through complex problems with decisive action.
High Growth Engineer • 1285 implied HN points • 10 Mar 24
  1. Successful software engineers need to know how to lead projects, not just code
  2. Key project management steps include kickoff, setup, planning, execution, launch, and close-out
  3. Communication, alignment on goals, and iterative feedback are crucial throughout the project lifecycle
The Line • 2142 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. The problem for Liberals isn't just about communication, but deeper issues related to perception and brand association.
  2. Attempting to rebrand policies like the carbon tax won't succeed if the fundamental problem of public perception isn't addressed.
  3. The dependence of the Liberal Party on Justin Trudeau's personal brand and politics may pose a challenge as public priorities evolve.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2026 implied HN points • 03 Feb 24
  1. There is growing concern over potential conflicts involving the U.S., China, Russia, and other nations, which could escalate into a global war.
  2. Many Americans, including influential figures like business leaders and journalists, are investing in innovative defense technologies to strengthen national security.
  3. Innovation in software is seen as crucial for modern defense, enabling the development of advanced weapon systems and vehicles with AI and autonomous capabilities.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2068 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump remains a prominent figure in the political landscape, commanding attention from both supporters and critics.
  2. Trump has been successful in recent Republican caucus victories and is gaining significant support within the party.
  3. He is currently polling well and leads President Biden in various public opinion surveys.
The Generalist • 2261 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. As a CEO, it's crucial to keep learning and adapting constantly as your company grows.
  2. Learning from experiences and being open to trying new things is key for founders to gain expertise.
  3. Engaging with peers, experts, and leadership teams can greatly contribute to mastering new areas of business.
Lenny's Newsletter • 9571 implied HN points • 28 Feb 23
  1. Duolingo achieved 4.5x user growth over four years through innovative strategies like leaderboards and push notifications.
  2. Their focus on improving retention over new user acquisition led to significant improvements in engagement metrics.
  3. Using data and models, like Zynga and MyFitnessPal did, helped Duolingo identify North Star metrics and drive growth effectively.
The Beautiful Mess • 1048 implied HN points • 01 Mar 24
  1. A company strategy is actually a collection of individual strategies. Each person within a company has their own strategy they try to advocate for.
  2. The communicated strategy in a company is often a negotiated narrative, and the real strategy might not be fully disclosed. There are subtleties and contexts behind the scenes.
  3. Strategies are a negotiation. What may seem objectively right might not align with the current status quo. Different people in different roles might perceive and act on strategies uniquely.
Software Design: Tidy First? • 1226 implied HN points • 19 Feb 24
  1. Software development teams can take two different paths over time - one struggling to maintain progress and innovate, the other accelerating and exceeding expectations.
  2. Executives play a crucial role in steering teams towards successful software development by fostering a culture of continual improvement, tidy code, automation, and collaboration.
  3. Understanding software design fundamentals as an executive can help diagnose ineffective teams, bridge communication gaps between business and technology, and inspire innovation and excellence.
Glenn Loury • 1867 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. The charges of plagiarism against Claudine Gay were serious enough to merit her removal, despite other motivations behind the campaign against her.
  2. The appointment of high-ranking officials, especially in historical positions like Harvard President, should prioritize qualifications over symbolic representation.
  3. Habitual plagiarism can undermine a leader's credibility and position, regardless of race, and institutions should uphold standards of integrity and merit.
Classical Wisdom • 1945 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Gaius Marius was a significant figure in ancient Roman history who rose to power through unconventional strategies and populist support.
  2. Marius's actions led to the downfall of the Roman Republic as his rise to power and seizure of dictatorial powers shook the traditional Roman political structure.
  3. The rivalry between Gaius Marius and Sulla, and the subsequent civil wars, disrupted the balance of power in the Roman Republic and ultimately contributed to its demise.
Elena's Growth Scoop • 1336 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Words like 'You're too aggressive, smile more' reflect biases that are diminishing and unfair to women.
  2. Societal norms pressure women to conform to outdated ideas of femininity, hindering their career advancement.
  3. The distinction between assertiveness and aggression in women is a perpetual challenge, but breaking through can lead to assertiveness being celebrated as a positive trait in leadership roles.