Lessons from Elite Leaders: Limits, Accountability & Marriage @TheHighCalling

D. Michael Lindsay is a Senior Fellow at Laity Leadership Institute. He is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rice University and author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite. For this eight part series of lessons from elite leaders, I talked to Lindsay about his new Platinum Study, for which he has interviewed 500 elite leaders. Here’s how the first article begins:

Setting limits on ambition, being accountable to peers, and getting married don’t seem like the keys to career success. But these are three surprising longevity factors that Laity Leadership Senior Fellow D. Michael Lindsay found in his latest research on elite leaders. The Rice University sociologist has interviewed 500 leaders to date, including two former Presidents of the United States, cabinet secretaries, senior White House staff, Fortune 500 executives, and professionals from entertainment, non-profit, and media. He talked with leaders in each area about the personal, moral, and social factors that have sustained them over the course of their careers. …

Read the rest here, and look for the rest of the series on Monday afternoons at The High Calling.

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