The different leadership styles of D.C.’s mayoral candidates

A look at how Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz think about leadership.

    News

    Big tobacco company bans smoking in the office

    Big tobacco company bans smoking in the office

    The maker of brands such as Camel, Kool and Pall Mall will begin imposing more restrictions on where employees can light up.

    A classic Ben Bradlee letter to ‘flacks’

    A classic Ben Bradlee letter to ‘flacks’

    In an old letter, the former Washington Post editor responds to a pestering press agent for the circus.

    Bringing parents to the workplace

    Bringing parents to the workplace

    Several companies are starting to embrace employees’ parents as a corporate asset.

    Analysis, Arguments & Advice

    Remembering Ben Bradlee’s leadership

    Remembering Ben Bradlee’s leadership

    He trusted his gut on the big things, didn’t bother with the little ones and wouldn’t spend a lot of time second-guessing himself on either.

    ‘Everybody is way too nice to everybody’

    ‘Everybody is way too nice to everybody’

    Former GM executive Bob Lutz on leadership, Mary Barra and the auto industry’s culture.

    The deep-rooted problems with government

    The deep-rooted problems with government

    A conversation with Peter Schuck, author of “Why Government Fails So Often.“

    Research

    Why are so few women on the business side of tech companies?

    Why are so few women on the business side of tech companies?

    A new report looks at how gender imbalance in the tech industry goes beyond computer science and engineering.

    A bad boss can actually make you sick

    A bad boss can actually make you sick

    Heart attacks. Stress. Increased depression and substance abuse. Run away, experts advise.

    Americans still prefer male bosses to female ones

    Americans still prefer male bosses to female ones

    Yet new Gallup research shows the percentage of workers with no preference is climbing up.

    Leadership conversations

    Atul Gawande on the ultimate end game

    The surgeon and writer talks about Ebola, end-of-life care and training a next generation of health-care leaders.

    More from the series

    Profiles

    Virgin’s stunt man

    Richard Branson’s famous antics to promote the brand don’t quite come naturally — but they get the job done.

    Resigned.

    The fast fall of a Washington career.