Christine Lagarde: ‘Don’t let the bastards get you’

The IMF’s managing director talks about transforming the institution and what she’s learned about leadership.

(Bill O'Leary / WASHINGTON POST)

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At Market Basket, the saga continues

At Market Basket, the saga continues

ON LEADERSHIP | The grocery chain’s customers are getting more involved in a corporate standoff.

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?

The answer, of course, is that it’s complicated.

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

An ousted CEO so popular employees are protesting to get his job back

An unusual alliance of managers and rank-and-file employees at a northeast grocery chain is rallying to prompt the return of a former executive.

Analysis, Arguments & Advice

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

Remembering James MacGregor Burns

The historian and political scientist left a lasting imprint on the world of leadership.

Joachim Loew’s powerful World Cup pep talk

Joachim Loew’s powerful World Cup pep talk

Germany’s coach told Mario Goetze to show the world “you can decide the World Cup.” And he did.

Leadership books for the beach

Leadership books for the beach

Here are some books that will improve your work life, yet are fun enough to read while on vacation.

Research

For women and minorities, advocating for diversity has a downside

For women and minorities, advocating for diversity has a downside

A new research study finds that women and minorities are penalized for being good at managing diverse groups or respecting gender or racial differences at work

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

The gender gap is alive and well at the bench in the science world, too

Your boss uses Facebook at work more than you do

Your boss uses Facebook at work more than you do

A new study finds that top managers disapprove of social media use at work — but spend more time than workers using it themselves.

Leadership conversations

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Christine LaGarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, on a terrace of one of their office buildings on June, 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Christine Lagarde: ‘Don’t let the bastards get you’

The IMF’s managing director talks about transforming the institution and what she’s learned about leadership.

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