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(Inc.) — How to lead others to excel is a question that preoccupies Craig Robinson. He has been an investment banker and entrepreneur, and re-invented himself as a college basketball coach at the age of 38. With close personal proximity to Barack Obama, Robinson also assesses—from close up—what’s at the core of the president’s leadership style. From modest circumstances growing up in Chicago, Robinson vaulted to stardom as a basketball player at Princeton University. His business career was humming along—MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; vice president at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; and co-founder of a start-up investment firm, Loop Capital Markets—when he had a change of heart. In 2000, he became an assistant basketball coach atNorthwestern University. Six years later, he progressed to head coach at Brown University. He has been in his current post, at Oregon State University, since 2008. Robinson has earned accolades for lifting two teams out of the doldrums, and records he achieved at Brown in two years (30-28) and Oregon State in three (42-55).
(Wall Street Journal) — Inadequate career development has kept women from reaching the top ranks of the corporate ladder, according to a report set to be released Tuesday by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. The report, which examines barriers to women’s advancement in corporations, is primarily based on a 2011 survey of 2,525 college-educated men and women, including 1,525 individuals employed by large companies, mainly in management. Despite efforts by major companies, just a handful of women have ascended to the leadership pinnacle, the McKinsey report concluded. Only 11 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies are women, down from a peak of 15 in 2010, according to a spokeswoman for Catalyst Inc., a nonprofit women’s research group. There were two Fortune 500 female CEOs in 2000, up from one in 1995, Catalyst said in a 2000 report. Similarly, the McKinsey study cited a 2010 Catalyst report that said 37% of lower-level and middle managers are female, while just 26% of vice presidents and other senior managers are women at Fortune 500 companies. McKinsey plans to release the results during a “Women in the Economy” conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal in Palm Beach, Fla.