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Are Leaders Mysterious?

In a recent Leadership Lessons from Captain Ahab post, I made the claim that top leaders tend to be mysterious. I had some readers take issue with that idea, suggesting that monomaniacal Ahab may be mysterious but that he is… 253 more words

He's a Star -- Sign Him Up, Fast!

In the Leadership Lessons from Captain Ahab blog, I’ve written about the talent game circa 1800s. Ishmael is not exactly top talent in the whaling industry.  29 more words

Will the Uncertain Art of Recruitment Ever Change?

I recently wrote a blog about the recruitment of Ishmael in Moby-Dick. It made me wonder if the the fundamentals of recruitment will — or can — ever change. 66 more words

Leadership Lessons from Captain Ahab

Among the more popular posts on The Reticulum are those related to the admittedly wacky idea of “leadership lessons from Captain Ahab.” I’ve decided to consolidate those semi-satirical pieces and to add new ones in a separate blog devoted to the concept. 174 more words