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Post Leadership: December, 2011

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Everything that’s wrong with performance reviews

This annual rite of passage may be designed to help meet organizational goals and assist with people’s careers, but it typically has the opposite effect.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/21/2011

John Boehner’s leadership mess on the payroll tax cut

No one comes out of this debacle on the payroll tax cut looking worse than the Speaker of the House.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 12/20/2011

North Korea’s leadership transition from Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Eun

Without a leadership transition that happens with immediacy and clarity, Kim Jong Eun’s chances of success are slight.

By Jena McGregor  |  06:46 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Newt Gingrich: A debate between self-confidence and self-glorification

Gingrich might think of himself as the savior to Western civilization, yet saying so—repeatedly—is a disturbing trait for any leader.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:03 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Time Person of the Year 2011 slights women leaders (except Kate Middleton)

Some are saying Steve Jobs was snubbed, but the bigger surprise was the lack of women to make it high on the list.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Avon CEO Andrea Jung steps down, capping off a flat year for women in leadership ranks

Andrea Jung’s pending departure from the CEO role will cut short the longest-serving tenure of a female CEO in the Fortune 500.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Chelsea Clinton and the public life of famous children

Does the child of two of the country’s most successful leaders have a responsibility to be one herself?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Tim Tebow mania hits the Denver Broncos

Now the Broncos coach just needs to make sure all the attention on the team’s quarterback doesn’t start to rub his other players the wrong way.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Company ban on email gives employees a break, and maybe a different type of headache

The recent ban on internal work emails by French company Atos raises the question of whether more workplaces should follow suit.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Angela Merkel’s murky leadership question

When it comes to power, we usually find fault in leaders for abusing it, rather than failing to use it. Not so in the case of Germany’s chancellor.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/07/2011

FAA chief Randy Babbitt: The second reason he needed to resign

As the FAA chief’s resignation makes clear, context is king—and so is coming clean to your boss.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Leadership advice from the 2011 Top American Leaders

READ | The seven 2011 winners shared their best leadership stories and words of wisdom at this year’s awards forum.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Chris Christie: Jokes, weight, politics and leadership advice at the 2011 Top American Leaders forum

The New Jersey governor took on politics, weight and leadership at the 2011 Top American Leaders forum held at Ford’s Theatre on Monday.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Fired for Facebook posts about your workplace?

Everyone knows that calling your boss a jerk on Facebook probably isn’t a very good idea. But is it legal to be fired for doing so?

By Jena McGregor  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Barney Frank and the cult of brash bosses

Can leaders be disliked and still achieve everything they want?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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