Blimey, An Olympic Turnaround! The Leadership Principles Behind Britain’s Shot At Soccer Gold

British soccer–or football, whatever you call it–hasn’t won Olympic gold in a century. To turn the team around, head coach Stuart Pearce has stuck to four guiding leadership principles that any business would do well to emulate.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1843910/turnaround-lessons-from-british-olympic-soccer

What’s Jeremy Lin Worth to the Knicks?

Strange weekend for the New York Knicks. It left newly signed point guard Jason Kidd’s Cadillac Escalade dented on a roadside near the Southampton (N.Y.) telephone pole he collided with before being arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated. And it left the Knicks with a very sticky decision about the fate of their other point guard, Jeremy Lin.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-07-16/whats-jeremy-lin-worth-to-the-knicks

Transition Lessons From Chicago’s Transit Upheaval

Chicago’s dilemma mirrors a type of difficult decision many companies have faced. When a long-term improvement project or overhaul is needed that will inevitably impact a company’s operations, how do managers decide whether to shut down completely to expedite the change, or to maintain some level of operations in hopes of appeasing the apple cart?

http://www.fastcompany.com/1842338/what-chicagos-transit-upheaval-teaches-about