Lillian Cunningham

On Leadership EditorWashington, D.C.

The latest from Lillian

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

  • Jul 12, 2014

Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, talks about the challenge of leading a country whose future is disappearing with each rising tide.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Suaad Allami was born in Iraq to an illiterate mother — then went to law school and opened the first legal clinic in Sadr City.

  • Jun 30, 2014

An interview with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

  • Jun 20, 2014

Six decades later, Gandhi’s words inspire an activist working to end prostitution in Mumbai.

  • Jun 16, 2014

A conversation with Dr. Louis Sullivan, former head of health and human services.

  • Jun 9, 2014

The author of “Quiet” teams up with design firm Steelcase to create an antidote to the open-office plan.

  • Jun 4, 2014

“Don’t allow the criticisms of others or the distractions of the urgent to deter you from your destiny.“

  • Jun 2, 2014

The Twitter co-founder shares management lessons from the world of tech and start-ups.

  • May 27, 2014

A conversation on leadership with public theologian Jim Wallis.

  • May 19, 2014

If your leadership style doesn’t reflect your personality, it’s not going to work.

  • May 12, 2014

Thirty-three federal worker are up for the annual leadership awards.

  • May 7, 2014

John Prendergast on how genocide and peace efforts in Africa have shaped his view of human potential.

  • May 5, 2014

In this video, the former administrator opens up about how crisis broadened rather than reduced her sense of self.

  • Apr 25, 2014

The fast fall of a Washington career.

  • Apr 25, 2014

Melanne Verveer, a longtime adviser to Hillary Clinton on gender issues, talks about the experiences that shaped her view on leadership.

  • Apr 21, 2014

President Jim Yong Kim rejects one irksome phrase he keeps hearing: “You can’t do that.”

  • Apr 10, 2014

NIH Director Francis Collins talks about the unique challenge of inspiring employees who want evidence for everything.

  • Mar 10, 2014

How much should a college president make compared to the worker who cleans his office?

  • Feb 20, 2014

LeanIn.org and Getty Images launched a new stock photo library that seeks to change our perceptions.

  • Feb 10, 2014
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About Lillian
Lillian Cunningham is the editor of On Leadership at The Washington Post.