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Leader Biographies

Students in the Total Leadership course at Wharton are asked to produce biographical studies of those great leaders who have had substantial impact on the world not in spite of other commitments beyond work but because of their devotions to community, family, and self (mind, body, and spirit).

Below are recent students’ slide presentations of these leadership biographies, the stories of those who exemplify the principles of Total Leadership: being real,  acting with authenticity by clarifying what’s important; being whole, acting with integrity by respecting the whole person; and being innovative, acting with creativity by experimenting with how things get done.

For more Leader Bios please click here to go to our SlideShare page.


Read more about Sheryl Sandberg by Jessica Wang


Read more about Harvey Milk by Jay Wong


Read more about Ed Viesturs by Stephanie Leber

 


Read more about Norman Borlaug by Andrea Warnke

 


Read more about Michelle Obama by Lara Gitlin

 


Read more about Nelson Mandela by Kevin Lam

 


Read more about Martha Stewart by Becca Kleinstein

 


Read more about Howard Schultz by Nitin Sharma

 


Read more about Indra Nooyi by Margaret Davidson

 


Read more about Bill Clinton by Wagish Bhartiya

 


Read more about Gail Collins by Samantha Perry

 


Read more about Benjamin Franklin by Matthew Bailey

 

Read more about Ursula Burns by Kizzy Maitland

Read more about Jane Jacobs by Lindsey Mathews Padrino

 


Read more about Ajit Kumar Ghorai by Arun Roy

 


Read more about Wes Anderson by David Kahane

 


Read more about John Adams by Frances Schendle

 


Read more about Andre Agassi by Lei Hao

 


Read more about Jack Dorsey by Nadine McCarthy

 


Read more about Warren Buffet by Shawn Kumar

 


Read more about Miki Sawada by Mari Takada

 


<Read more about Richard Branson by Rupesh Doshi

 


Read more about Richard Branson by Daniel Mason

 


Read more about Curtis Harlan Green by Ryan Harstad

 


Wendy Kopp by Lisa Chen

 


Sara Blakely by Erica Connelly

 


Dominique Reiniche by Stephane Lesaffre

 


John Wooden by Carl Lonnberg

 


John Adams by Peter Yordan

 

Kathryn Bigelow by Gina Bahremand

Read more about Winston Churchill by Marc Montserrat

 

Read more about Jay-Z by Neal Pancholi

Read more about Elon Musk by Alex Thaler