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Post Leadership: August, 2011

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Dick Cheney and the ploy of the political memoir

The genre has become little more than an opportunity for leaders to burnish their own image and settle old scores.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Is Steve Jobs less of a leader because he isn’t a public philanthropist?

Andrew Ross Sorkin raises the question about Steve Jobs that no one seems to want to ask.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 08/26/2011

FEMA ready to lead through the storm?

Four lessons on leading through disaster from two men who know the terrain all too well.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:41 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs: A pioneer in a risk-averse business world

There are too few leaders in Steve Jobs’s mold--true pioneers, passionate innovators, risk-taking taste makers--in today’s business world.

By Jena McGregor  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Pat Summitt’s backup team

The legendary coach seems to have prepared for this moment. Despite the news that she has Alzheimer’s, the leader will coach on with a strong staff she helped cultivate.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/22/2011

With ‘call me crazy’ Tweet, Huntsman leads from the center

Is Huntsman’s Tweet a political move or a rare moment of candor from a politician?

By Jena McGregor  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Why Elizabeth Warren stands a good Senate chance

The fervor progressives feel for Warren is a rare thing in today’s approval-challenged Washington.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/18/2011

President Obama takes heat—again—for cooling off on a Martha’s Vineyard vacation

Critiques of President Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard are starting to get really old.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz makes a pledge: Like a job with that latte?

This isn’t the first time Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has made noise in Washington about a major national issue.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Rick Perry and his un-‘leader like’ Ben Bernanke comment

All that cowboy strutting can easily go too far. Exhibit A: What Rick Perry said about Ben Bernanke in Iowa Monday.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:28 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/15/2011

What’s better than a bonus? Prosocial incentives — the bonus you give away

What would motivate you more: A bonus you could spend on yourself, or a bonus you had to spend on someone else?

By Jena McGregor  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Warren Buffett and the leadership pulpit

This time around the Oracle of Omaha’s words are generating buzz for something other than sage investment advice.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/11/2011

The Super Congress: A difficult dozen

The biggest question should be this one: Why are there so many of them?

By Jena McGregor  |  03:43 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/10/2011

For David Cameron amid the London riots, it’s no time to keep calm and carry on

Maybe David Cameron has seen a few too many of those “Keep Calm and Carry On” WWII-era posters.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Business leaders be warned: Disgruntled employees on the rise

Business leaders be warned: A new study shows more and more departing employees wouldn’t recommend their employers.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:13 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/08/2011

President Obama talks S&P downgrade — finally

The president’s statement failed not due to what he said or didn’t say, but when he said it.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Should Congress really get so much vacation?

One look at the 112th Congress’s calendar will be sobering to anyone working in America.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Big profits and...big job cuts? HSBC and Merck the latest to turn profits—and turn workers out the door

There are tricky discussions to come at major companies like HSBC and Merck, the latest to turn workers out the door while turning high profits.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:06 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Hosni Mubarak, the caged leader

Is there ever good that can come from leaders being paraded around on a perp walk or caged?

By Jena McGregor  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/02/2011

If Gabrielle Giffords can heal, why not Congress?

It’s hard to remember after so much partisan bickering that only six months ago the president stood in Arizona, encouraging Washington to “make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds”.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Rick Perry’s uncourageous presidential announcement

His decision to wait to formally announce his candidacy until Saturday may be smart strategy, but it’s not courageous leadership.

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


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