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Post Leadership: March, 2012

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Does the Google privacy policy ‘do no evil’?

Saying you won’t be evil is a noble corporate motto when you’re a fledgling start-up, but it sets a nearly impossible standard as you grow.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Losing Olympia Snowe

Snowe’s stepping aside does nothing to improve cooperation and mend the partisan divide in Congress.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Leadership advice by Steven Pearlstein

Have a thorny issue you're facing as a leader? Want an answer that cuts through the mush? Ask Steve.

By On Leadership  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  steven pearlstein, advice, leadership

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson fills a leadership black hole

Neil deGrasse Tyson says things no NASA administrator could ever say.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nasa, space, neil degrasse tyson

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Rick Santorum and the ‘snob’ comment: Why anti-college rhetoric is the wrong anti-Obama tactic

We have now reached the once unthinkable point in this presidential race where even higher education has come up for debate.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/24/2012

NFL combine won’t find the Jeremy Lin of football

Jeremy Lin should be a reminder to us all that assessing talent is hard, and requires a lot more than measuring athletic prowess.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Rick Santorum in one word

Just as Santorum’s staunch allegiance to his principles is helping him win fans, it can just as easily have him playing defense.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, gop, election 2012, politics

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 02/23/2012

After cheating scandal, a new era in Atlanta Public Schools’ leadership

Acts of kindness, accessibility and humility are critical factors in setting the tone for a place where corruption has been pervasive and where trust has been broken.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:29 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, public schools, atlanta, high school, elementary school, education reform

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 02/21/2012

With the ‘Downton Abbey’ season finale now over, a look at its leadership lessons

When it comes to management styles, I’m particularly interested in the characters of Lord Robert Crawley and Carson the butler.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:23 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  downton abbey, television, leadership

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Absence of women at birth-control hearing prompts larger question

While the two sides may be battling over why women weren’t at the hearing, there’s an even bigger issue at stake: the lack of women leaders in these institutions.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Payroll tax cut: Is the GOP learning to pick its battles?

Could Washington actually reach a deal without 11th-hour histrionics and dysfunctional gridlock?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  taxes, payroll tax cut, politics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/15/2012

How Jeremy Lin’s star power could go unnoticed for so long

When Lin hit the three-pointer before the buzzer, you could almost hear the collective sound of NBA coaches smacking their foreheads.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/14/2012

The New York Knicks’ leadership dilemma: How to keep the Lin-sanity going

The New York Knicks face an enviable leadership problem: what to do with Jeremy Lin once other star players return.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  new york knicks, basketball

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/13/2012

President Obama, Catholic leaders and the logic of culture wars

Here’s how the president could have made such a seemingly tone-deaf move on the birth-control issue.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012

The Steve Jobs FBI file: The one new thing we learned about the Apple CEO’s leadership

How is that people can see the flaws of the people who lead them, yet look past them?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Steve Jobs, technology, FBI

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Komen leader’s latest apology about Planned Parenthood fiasco goes only halfway

It’s not surprising that CEO Nancy Brinker’s response feels somewhat lacking.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  komen, planned parenthood, abortion, breast cancer

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Gay marriage gets a suprising spokesman in the form of Goldman Sachs CEO

CEOs typically shy away from being activists on political issues, so why has Goldman Sachs leader Lloyd Blankfein taken on the challenge?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, same-sex marriage, proposition 8, leadership

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 02/07/2012

JFK intern memoir about White House affair recasts one of history’s most iconic leaders

Mimi Alford’s book chronicles an 18-month affair with Kennedy while she was a White House intern.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:01 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/06/2012

In Giants Super Bowl win, Eli Manning shows clutch leadership

What makes his performance in tough situations so powerful is not just his ability to stay composed.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  giants, superbowl, super bowl, patriots, leadership

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Komen leadership failure not absolved yet: A timeline of the missteps

What transpired in recent days revealed an organization jumping from one rationale to the next in explaining a contentious decision.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:41 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  komen, nancy brinker

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Giants coach Tom Coughlin leads team to Superbowl with tough, adaptable style

Here’s what makes Tom Coughlin both the Giants’ secret weapon and its largely unsung leader.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  giants, superbowl, national football league, new york giants, tom coughlin, tom brady, eli manning

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Giants coach Tom Coughlin leads team to Superbowl with tough, adaptable style

Here’s what makes Tom Coughlin both the Giants’ secret weapon and its largely unsung leader.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  superbowl

 

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