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Post Leadership: October, 2011

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Why Chris Christie has so much buzz

All the talk of Christie’s charisma is missing the point. There are two bigger reasons he’s drawing attention.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Big payouts for booted CEOs

The reason we still have this problem is that when things go wrong, too many companies automatically turn to expensive outsiders.

By Jena McGregor  |  07:42 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Meg Whitman: Governing the state of HP

Meg Whitman may not have won for governor of California, but she has arguably an even bigger job on her hands now.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Salary vs sleep: Which would you pick?

How much are reasonable work hours and decent sleep worth to you? A $60,000 paycheck difference?

By Jena McGregor  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Why the Senate shutdown deal was not a leadership win

If the Senate shutdown deal was a success, I don’t want to see failure.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Is Chris Christie right to leave voters guessing?

Chris Christie is just the latest politician who’s going back and forth about running for president.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Meg Whitman as HP CEO? Why that could be a bad idea

If the whispers turn out to be true, HP’s board will have picked yet another outside CEO.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Reed Hastings, want angry Netflix customers to let up?

Reed Hastings has an army of furious loyalists on his hands who could very well decide to move on. So what should he do?

By Jena McGregor  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Women in the White House: Where Obama’s leadership failed

What bothers me more than reports that the place was rough and tumble is that the president reportedly brushed away the first complaints.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/16/2011

The Medal of Honor, and what ‘leadership’ really means

It is rare that I get to write about people who are leaders in every sense of the word.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Are you a workplace Pollyanna?

Eight years into their careers, these sunny folks also have lower job satisfaction and even less overall happiness with their lives.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Ron Paul and the GOP debate’s missed leadership moment

There was an opportunity to demonstrate leadership that every candidate on stage missed entirely.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:49 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open finals shows the power of confidence

It’s mental toughness that sets leading players apart.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/12/2011

GOP debate after GOP debate: A setup for letdown?

Even if the candidates were demonstrating real leadership in the debates, the system itself is severely flawed.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/09/2011

President Obama’s job speech and the $4,000 question mark

The premise of Obama’s idea asks corporate leaders to fight years of ingrained nervousness about hiring the unemployed.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Rick Perry and the science of leading America

What’s most worrisome is the idea of leadership that doesn’t believe in the very realm where this country must continue to lead: Science.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz gets fired by phone, gets real by email

CEOs don’t get fired. And they certainly don’t send out emails to everyone to let them know the board didn’t do the work face to face.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Sarah Palin’s presidential hem and haw

Whatever bump Palin receives in attention from the suspense is offset by her loss of credibility.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/02/2011

The Costco king checks out

Steve Jobs may be getting all the buzz, but Corporate America is also losing another great leader.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Obama’s jobs speech hullabaloo with John Boehner

The president seemed less like a leader at the very moment his administration was trying to make him look more like one.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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