• It may seem odd to feature two major stories on failure in a leadership issue. But the very essence of leadership is dealing with our failings and fumbles in pursuit of our ideals. So it is that we offer up a compelling narrative of a unique leader who falls from power, moves through the difficult stages of grief, and learns how to make sense of it all. And we also have a surprising story on how automaker Chrysler, which has always been at its best when its back was to the wall, is taking the lessons of disaster and making them company policy.

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  • "If people are too intimidated or too reluctant to help their leaders lead, their leaders will fail," says Michael Useem, the author of a new book about how you can take control -- even when you're not in command.

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