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Post Leadership: April, 2012

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s leadership potential at the World Bank

In Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the World Bank could get both an institutional veteran and an outsider perspective.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  world bank

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Obama’s speech on Republican budget raises question of presidential rhetoric

Obama’s fiery words are a sign we’re wading into the fighting days of the general election, and sets the president on a tricky high-wire.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, president, mitt romney, election

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/03/2012

May the GSA resignation serve as warning to all leaders considering lame training conferences

May the recent GSA resignations serve as warning to all leaders considering lame training conferences.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gsa

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/02/2012

NCAA final will shape the legacy of Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari

The final game in New Orleans will shape the Kentucky Wildcats coach’s legacy.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Apple’s Tim Cook faces leadership challenge on labor issues

A new report investigated working standards at Foxconn, one of Apple’s major suppliers.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apple, tim cook, technology, leadership

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/28/2012

At 2012 Masters at Augusta, a shot at breaking the old boys club

IBM’s new CEO may be the first woman invited to join Augusta National’s all-male club.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  masters 2012, leadership, ibm, augusta

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2012

JetBlue’s pilot fiasco gives airline another crash course in leadership

If you had a bad day, imagine what it would have been like to be on JetBlue Flight 191—or a company executive dealing with its aftermath.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jetblue, leadership

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Rick Santorum’s reporter comment and the leadership dilemma of the modern campaign

This episode illustrates one of the leadership dilemmas of the modern campaign.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/26/2012

A small bump in executive pay? The pros and cons

It’s that time of year when pay surveys reveal to the world just how much largesse corporate boards have decided to bestow upon their CEOs.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  business, leadership

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/23/2012

How Jim Yong Kim could change the World Bank

Shifting the organization to line up with its new leadership would no doubt be his biggest challenge.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Forking over a Facebook password to an employer?

Some employers are asking interviewees to cough up the keys to their private accounts.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

What will it take for Newt Gingrich to quit?

The question gets at the heart of the ego, psyche and motivations that drive people vying for the presidency.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, gop

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos’ leadership math

Leadership without traditional NFL physical traits is an investment few football owners are willing to make.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/19/2012

What Apple’s stock move tells us about the company’s leadership switch

Steve Cook’s decision to give investors what they wanted reveals a departure in Apple’s leadership.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  technology, leadership

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/16/2012

The flip side of flattery

RESEARCH | Flattery not only gets you nowhere, it can also cost you your job.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  research, leadership

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, Carmelo Anthony and the challenge of changing your ways

When a team’s leader and its star player are both too stubborn to change, who should bend?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Goldman Sachs, Greg Smith and the fantasy job exit

When someone heads for the exit so publicly, it seems to tap a collective need to vent about our jobs.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  business, goldman sachs

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/13/2012

As NCAA tournament starts, a look at Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari

The Kentucky basketball coach has been called the sport’s “biggest villain,” but it’s hard to argue that he isn’t good at what he does.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  basketball, sports

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Khan Academy, TED-Ed and the new leaders in education reform

Kahn Academy and Ted-Ed are just two recent examples of how educational reform will come from leaders outside the system.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/10/2012

New study: What you wear could affect how well you work

New research shows that wearing certain items of clothing could improve your performance.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, research studies

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/09/2012

The best time of day to get creative

Are you a night person? A morning person? New research finds you’re most creative at a different hour than you’d think.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  creativity, leadership, research

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 03/08/2012

HBO’s ‘Game Change’ isn’t really about Sarah Palin

The biggest leadership question in the film is not how well-prepared Sarah Palin was to be president.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:01 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, john mccain, game change, movies

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/07/2012

With Peyton Manning gone, a clean leadership slate for the Colts

While money may be the primary reason for releasing Peyton Manning, I’d bet another dynamic is at play, too.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Even after Super Tuesday, why GOP candidates will be hard pressed to step aside

It’s hard for anyone running for president to find the right moment to step aside. And for this year’s crop of candidates, it’s likely to be even harder than in the past.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, gop, super tuesday

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Where Rush Limbaugh’s apology went wrong

When an apology doesn’t fit the offense, an action that should make things better can simply make things worse.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contraception, leadership, obama

 

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