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Post Leadership: September, 2012

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech: transcript and leadership analysis

Read the full transcript along with a leadership analysis of the mechanics at work in the first lady’s convention speech.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:49 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNClive, ep, leadership, Michelle Obama

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/04/2012

The Republican Party’s deep bench of rising stars

There’s already one race Republicans appear to be winning.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:49 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, DNClive, RNClive, election

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Why Condoleezza Rice’s convention speech stood out: transcript and analysis

Transcript and leadership analysis of Rice’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, RNClive, ep, condoleezza rice, paul ryan, election 2012

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Inside Chris Christie’s keynote speech at the Republican National Convention

We take our highlighter to his speech, looking for leadership, charisma and mention of Mitt Romney.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:38 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, ep, leadership, chris christie, mitt romney, election 2012

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Can speaking a second language make you a better leader?

New studies show how knowing a second language can improve your decision-making, mental acuity and problem-solving skills.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:14 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Republican convention needs to sell Mitt Romney’s leadership

The Romney campaign’s game plan for the convention seems to be about likeability when it should be about leadership.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, mitt romney, republican national convention, rnclive

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/23/2012

What’s a great boss worth?

We all know the old saying: People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses. But how much is a good boss really worth?

By Jena McGregor  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Augusta National Golf Club membership suddenly not so private

The exclusive, secretive golf club may very well have a harder time saying membership is a truly private matter in the future.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, augusta national, golf, condoleezza rice, darla moore

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Mark Zuckerberg’s new challenge with Facebook

It’s hard to believe that not long ago we were writing about a very different type of management concern for Facebook.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, facebook, mark zuckerberg

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Mitt Romney’s tax returns: Why what’s ‘legally required’ might not be enough

As a rule, most people expect more from their leaders than just doing “what’s legally required.”

By Jena McGregor  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, mitt romney, election 2012, taxes

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Interesting new reports link religion, leadership and gender

Two interesting new reports show how the three link with each other.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, election 2012

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and the risk of getting upstaged

It takes a certain kind of leader to pick a No. 2 who outshines him in star wattage.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, paul ryan, mitt romney, election

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/13/2012

The kind of leader Paul Ryan would be

Here's what has attracted so many in the Republican party to him.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, paul ryan, mitt romney, election 2012, vice president

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Why President Obama shouldn’t step down from the Boy Scouts

There’s one thing no one seems to be mentioning in this debate.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:12 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, obama, boy scouts, same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Pia Sundhage: U.S. women’s soccer’s other VIP

Pia Sundhage’s coaching is just as crucial to the team’s success as Hope Solo’s goalkeeping.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, olympics, pia sundhage, women's soccer

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Nancy Brinker and Komen’s leadership shakeup: Right move at the wrong time

If the leadership shake-up has nothing to do with the controversy, what’s the rush?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, susan g komen for the cure, nancy brinker

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/08/2012

How Mitt Romney should pick his VP

Many factors go into making the call about who should be vice president. But when the decision nears the finish line, one issue stands above them all.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, mitt romney, election, vice president

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/07/2012

On resumes, quiet hours and how your male boss is more likely to think you work overtime

This week’s round-up of interesting leadership research.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Buying back Best Buy? Founder’s plan to retake the company brings its own challenges

Founder Richard Schulze’s plan to buy back his company has its own set of challenges.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, best buy

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Mars landing of NASA rover Curiosity offers three lessons for leaders

What if we could all experience a “seven minutes of terror” at work?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, nasa, mars, curiosity

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?

At a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage, the company may be compromising its pool of potential employees.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, chick-fil-a, gay marriage

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The psychology of how Olympic gold, silver and bronze can go to your head

Two studies explore the interesting psychological effects associated with being an Olympian.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:25 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, olympics, sports

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Lessons from the Twitter #fail over NBC Olympics and Guy Adams

Any leaders—even Twitter executives—can get blindsided by social-media backlash.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, twitter, nbc, olympics

 

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