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Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership by Ronald Warren

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CHAPTER 14

Leadership EQ and Teamwork Behaviors

In May 2014, after 11 years as managing editor and then executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson was fired by Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. Abramson was surprised by being fired,1 but trouble had been brewing for a while. A year prior, “Turbulence at the Times” had been published in Politico, detailing the leadership problems.

Jill Abramson was no ordinary leader—she was a superstar. In 2012, Foreign Policy cited her as one of the 500 most powerful people in the world, and she ranked fifth on Forbes’s list of most powerful women leaders. Moreover, she succeeded in guiding the New York Times through tough changes in print journalism and in transforming the company’sbusiness. ...

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