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Post Leadership: June, 2012

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/29/2012

NBA Draft: Kentucky Wildcats make history, and coach John Calipari’s leadership deserves another look

The Kentucky Wildcats historic success in this year’s NBA Draft is unlikely to calm the critics of coach John Calipari.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nba draft, kentucky wildcats, john calipari, anthony davis, michael kidd-gilchrist, leadership

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012

With resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya J. Scott Gration, a question of leadership style

On Friday, J. Scott Gration announced his resignation — and cited an interesting reason.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  us ambassador to kenya, j. scott gration, leadership

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/28/2012

For Obama, after Supreme Court comes court of public opinion

President Obama’s challenge now is to hit the reset button on shaping public opinion of the health-care law. And it’s a tricky task.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obama, leadership, supreme court

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/27/2012

How Gov. McDonnell showed the right leadership with the University of Virginia

The above-the-fray approach Gov. McDonnell took to the situation was the right one, even if U-Va.’s governing system itself may need tweaking.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  university of virginia, teresa sullivan, bob mcdonnell

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Why it took Facebook so long to name Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors

On Monday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was named to the company’s board of directors. One of the most common responses: Why wasn’t she on it already?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:12 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  facebook, sheryl sandberg, leadership

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Google CEO Larry Page and the healthy way to answer, ‘What’s wrong?’

The tech industry has been abuzz with questions about the Google CEO’s health; and to the extent Page can answer them, he should.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  larry page, google, technology, eric schmidt

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/22/2012

In the Atlantic’s cover story on why women still can’t have it all, a quieter but more powerful takeaway

The Atlantic’s cover story offers one major suggestion for improving women’s work-life balance, but it only nails part of the answer.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atlantic, anne-marie slaughter, women leaders, leadership, work-life balance

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/21/2012

2012 NBA Finals: Should LeBron James get so much heat?

I get that James looks like a self-centered diva who put a knife in Cleveland’s back. But should sports fans really turn against him for wanting to play with other stars?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nba, lebron james, miami heat, basketball

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/20/2012

The lone vote: A look at University of Virginia board member W. Heywood Fralin

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, when the University of Virginia’s board finally named Teresa Sullivan’s interim successor, only one person voted against him.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  university of virginia, teresa sullivan, higher education, w. heywood fralin

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Southern Baptist Convention elects Fred Luter as first black president: What this leadership moment means

The real benefit Fred Luter can offer the SBC is not the different color of his skin but the distinct perspectives he can bring to its leadership.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/19/2012

University of Virginia’s difficult leadership transition

The leadership turmoil on display at the University of Virginia over the past week feels like something out of a Greek drama.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  university of virginia, higher education, leadership

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/15/2012

How much do women really help other women in the workplace?

It’s one of the stickiest stereotypes in workplace culture: that senior-level women don’t do enough to help the women who work for them to get ahead.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/15/2012

In latest speech, President Obama gets back to leadership basics

What the DemocracyCorps memo was calling for—and how the president focused the majority of his speech—isn’t some act of political genius or strategic jujitsu. It is leadership, pure and simple.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, obama, romney, leadership

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Jamie Dimon’s performance on the Hill: hot, cold or just right?

When it comes to crisis communications, a performance that’s relatively good may be good enough.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jpmorgan, jamie dimon, business, ceo, senate, congress

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Why companies hire veterans, and why they don’t

A new study finds that more than 80 percent of companies interviewed named one or two challenges to hiring veterans.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:52 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military, veterans, jobs, leadership

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Was University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan paid too much?

To what extent are the leaders of public universities really compensated for academic excellence?

By Jena McGregor  |  01:39 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  university of virginia, teresa sullivan, higher education, education, college

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Bill Clinton’s gaffes, and President Obama’s reliance

Obama needs people to speak on his behalf — but inevitably they will slip up.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill clinton, president obama, election 2012

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012

From Kwame Brown to Vincent Gray, rocky times for D.C. leadership

The big question Kwame Brown’s resignation leaves us with: How can those who remain restore the public’s trust?

By Jena McGregor  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kwame brown, vincent gray, local, dc politics, leadership

 

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