IBM is struggling. But former CEO Sam Palmisano says he isn’t looking back.

“If you go through the patterns of mistakes I made, it all came down to speed,” Palmisano says.

    News

    The workplace perks that are in — and out

    A new survey examines the changing landscape of employee benefits.

    Betting on women-led firms, and watching for the payoff

    Betting on women-led firms, and watching for the payoff

    It’s been a year since two vehicles launched that let investors bet on companies with women leaders. So how are they faring?

    IKEA workers are getting another raise

    IKEA workers are getting another raise

    A year after Ikea announced it would be boosting its pay for employees, the company is doing so again.

    Analysis, Arguments & Advice

    Life sciences a priority for Sean Parker’s new $600 million foundation

    Life sciences a priority for Sean Parker’s new $600 million foundation

    The Napster co-founder says he approaches philanthropic projects like startups.

    Why this former billionaire party boy donated $50 million to try to teach Watson to be a cancer expert

    Why this former billionaire party boy donated $50 million to try to teach Watson to be a cancer expert

    The 33-year-old is the head of his family’s investment firm.

    Taylor Swift deserves the leadership praise she’s getting

    Taylor Swift deserves the leadership praise she’s getting

    Not long ago, people scoffed when Swift was listed as one the year’s best leaders. But dismissing her has gotten a lot harder lately.

    Research

    Interviewing for a job is taking longer than ever

    Interviewing for a job is taking longer than ever

    And Washington is the slowest city in the nation by far, job seekers say.

    The stereotype of the ‘queen bee’ female executive is losing its sting

    The stereotype of the ‘queen bee’ female executive is losing its sting

    A recent study casts doubt on the the long-held stereotype that women who get ahead don’t help other women.

    New study examines the possibility of a leadership gene

    New study examines the possibility of a leadership gene

    Are leaders born or made? Researchers studied people’s genetic makeup to try to answer that question.

    Leadership conversations

    The tao of Paul Polman

    “There’s no reason you are special because you happen to have this job.”

    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.