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Post Leadership: July, 2011

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/01/2011

New Facebook hire sparks classic talent debate: Is one great star better than a good team?

A recent Facebook hiring decision reopens a classic debate about great individuals vs. good groups.

By Jena McGregor  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/30/2011

President Obama addresses Republican claims of his ‘AWOL’ leadership on the debt crisis

The only way Obama can reset the GOP’s claim that he’s been “AWOL” will be to follow up on his tough talk .

By Jena McGregor  |  12:47 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Sarah Palin’s campaign liability: From movie to bus tour to indecision?

The risk Palin faces now is that her indecision is dangerously close to just looking indecisive.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 06/28/2011

What Christine Lagarde will need to do to heal IMF’s ‘open wounds’

Christine Lagarde should resist the temptation to bring in an army of consultants and start up a battery of ethics training sessions.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:10 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/27/2011

What Chris Wallace’s ‘flake’ comment could do for Michele Bachmann

One need look no further than Bachmann’s potential rival, Sarah Palin, to see the strength and enthusiasm that can be generated when a popular right-wing figure is criticized by the media.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/24/2011

In debt talks, Eric Cantor’s impossible impasse on taxes

To say that a negotiation impasse was reached over the tax issue makes it sound like there was an actual good faith give-and-take in the first place. If the issue isn’t even “on the table,” how can a stalemate have been reached?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 06/23/2011

With Afghanistan troop withdrawal, Obama had responsibility to hear but not heed Petraeus’s advice

Those critiquing the president for overruling his smartest generals have a limited view of leadership.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:57 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/22/2011

With debt ceiling, why no political leaders are owning the solution

The more critical the project, the more likely it is that everyone thinks someone else will solve it.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Jon Huntsman’s leadership profile: A moderate in style, if not substance

Huntsman’s challenge will be to maintain his effort to run a civil campaign without alienating his party’s most conservative voters.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Rory McIlroy’s U.S. Open win : The art of an epic comeback

It’s hard to imagine that Rory McIlroy’s spectacular loss in April didn’t lay the foundation for such a spectacular win on Sunday.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:14 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 06/17/2011

What Obama wins if he loses to Boehner at the “golf summit”

The U.S. Open may be in full swing, but the golf game that will interest political insiders most this weekend will be the so-called “golf summit” taking place between the president and John Boehner.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:24 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Mitt Romney to Jon Huntsman — Are Mormons really better leaders?

From Mitt Romney to Jon Huntsman, does the Mormon faith produce an outsized number of leaders?

By Jena McGregor  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Apple hipness for J.C. Penney? Ron Johnson’s retail challenge ahead

Apple’s Ron Johnson may be brilliant, but he’ll still be working against the backdrop of a struggling economy and a tired department store format.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Why won’t Anthony Weiner resign?

Most people would want to shrink from such a lurid spotlight—if not for their own sanity, at least for their family’s. But political leaders are not most people. Rather, the very character traits that got Weiner into his job may be keeping him there, too.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Sarah Palin, meet Anthony Weiner — what the two political leaders have in common

The two public figures may sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but they share something in common.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Why imagining success can make you fail

It’s a favorite mantra of leadership coaches: Picture achieving your goals, and you will. Turns out that may not be right.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Steve Jobs and the iCloud announcement: What his public appearance signals

Apple faces a tricky dilemma in how much to let Jobs continue to be the public face of the company during his leave.

By Jena McGregor  |  08:50 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Herman Cain: Such a thing as too much of an outsider?

Is someone who has never held an elected office really in the best position to make big U.S. reforms?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Anthony Weiner: The best PR strategy is free

Even if Anthony Weiner had the best media strategy, his underwear would still have been the national chatter for several days.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Jim Tressel’s resignation as Ohio State coach: Blinded by stars?

When leaders protect their star performers, they’re trying to protect their own record, bonus or legend.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:36 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Miami Heat falls victim to belief in the Dream Team

Anyone—even those who aren’t among the haters—could have seen it coming.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:36 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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