13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Bridge Of Spies

Joseph Lalonde

Donovan, Mark Rylance plays the Russian spy Rudolf Abel, and Amy Ryan is Mary Donovan. Take a closer look : We see right away that Rudolf Abel is a Russian spy. He’s also being tracked by US operatives.However, these operatives lose Abel on multiple occasions.

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AOL CEO Fires Employee During Call Intended to Boost Morale


Instead, he took a very no-holds-barred approach to the conversation and ended up firing Patch’s Creative Director, Abel Lenz in front of those employees. Late yesterday, Armstrong sent AOL employees an apology and cited an apology to Abel. Imagine getting fired.

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Hit or Miss’ive: AOL CEO Fires Employee during Call – We Critique His Apology to Employees


Last week we covered the recent case of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong firing an employee (Patch creative director, Abel Lenz) publically while on a conference call of 1,000 employees.

The Top 3 Corporate Communication Mistakes of 2013


Armstrong ended up firing Patch’s Creative Director , Abel Lenz, in front of everyone. 2013 gave us many examples of both good and poorly handled communication from leaders and brands.

Leading Collaborative Groups

Harvard Business Review

John Abele , cofounder of Boston Scientific and author of the HBR article Bringing Minds Together , explains how to effectively manage teams. Leading teams

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s Apology to Employees is Pathetic


Here are my thoughts about what might have happened (expletives have been removed): Senior leader to Tim on Monday: “You need to apologize to Abel for what happened.”. It took AOL CEO Tim Armstrong 4 days to apologize for the firing of an employee in front of 1,000 other employees.

What Great Leaders Can Learn from Great Photographers

Harvard Business

Sam Abell falls into the latter camp of truly reflective practitioners. Abell has figured out that the way to get a great photograph is not to take it but to make it. The key, Abell learned, is not to chase its unfurling arc: “Let the rope come to you.” ” Photographer Sam Abell’s patience led to this image of a sailor tossing a rope. Photo Credit: Sam Abell.

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The Right Way to Rally Your Troops

Harvard Business Review

Then, abruptly, he fired someone standing in the room with him: creative director Abel Lenz. “Stop shooting”, he said, followed quickly by: “Abel you’re fired. Leaders face enormous public and employee scrutiny when their companies are failing. Many have to measure their success in terms of stock price and market share, and when those slip, everyone sees it happening, reads about it in the business pages, watches it on CNBC.

The Great Collision

Harvard Business Review

If there is something like a brotherhood of man, too much blood has been spilled for one to believe that it doesn't often resemble Cain versus Abel. Here's a tiny question. What do you think most people really want? What do you think the average Jane — or even the less-than-average Joe — is capable of? One view is: most people don't want much, and are capable of even less.

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