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Post Leadership: October, 2011

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Why Mike Shanahan’s pre-Redskins success doesn’t matter

Whether in football or elsewhere, getting the right leader is not as easy as picking someone who’s performed well in the past.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Rick Perry’s leadership blunder

If he skips debates, Perry risks looking like a candidate who’s only in it for himself.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Why would Rajat Gupta have wanted to share information at all?

Much of the debate surrounding Gupta’s charges hinges on whether he received any benefit. But there’s a second question.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/26/2011

IBM sets an example with Ginni Rometty — and not just by selecting her as its first female CEO

Even more kudos-worthy than the fact that IBM selected its first female CEO may be the other example the company just set.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Should Rick Perry press the reset button?

Conventional leadership wisdom often says that staff shakeups can be good. Why is it different with campaign management?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:29 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 10/24/2011

What the Steve Jobs biography unearths

Leaders should be aggressive and even unforgiving without being cruel and hurtful. Maybe in Jobs’ case that’s just what came with his genius, but I’m not sure I believe it.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:28 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/21/2011

What Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, thinks about leadership

It is rare and refreshing to see that someone in such a position of power is truly versed in forward-thinking ideas about leadership.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Can Redskins’ Mike Shanahan pull off another quarterback switcheroo?

If Shanahan can’t get the right people on the bus, as Jim Collins likes to say, he’ll be failing at his most critical job as a coach.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011

From Elizabeth Warren to Rick Perry, is it good to be bullish?

From Elizabeth Warren to Rick Perry to President Obama, there’s much talk these days about fighting words.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/19/2011

The real reason work makes you sick

Working long hours may not be the leading cause of office-spawned ailments.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/17/2011

An Obama-Clinton ticket? There’s only one way that would be a good leadership decision

While there is a way for Obama to make an argument for a change in the VP spot, it won’t be easy.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Why haven’t RIM leaders made up for Blackberry outages already?

The idea that RIM couldn’t fix the problem and at the same time have a concession ready to share with customers strikes me as unlikely.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:34 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/13/2011

With Occupy Wall Street, what’s a bank CEO to do?

It’s fascinating to think just how such a conversation might play out.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Herman Cain, a 9-9-9 plan and the flaw of simple messages

Leadership advisers often recommend sticking to simple messages. But like all things, that idea can be taken way too far.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Could your gender affect your career interests?

A new study finds that certain interests become more pronounced when girls are exposed to male hormones in the womb.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:48 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/10/2011

In Netflix reversal, Reed Hastings misses the mark — again

The fact that Netflix reversed is decision was less surprising than the way CEO Reed Hastings delivered the message.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/05/2011

The iPhone 4s and Apple’s expectation game

The reaction raises an interesting question for Apple’s leadership: Are they doing enough to manage expectations?

By Jena McGregor  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/04/2011

At iPhone 5 launch, why all eyes shouldn’t be on Tim Cook

At the iPhone 5 launch, Tim Cook makes his first big appearance as Apple’s new CEO. Here’s why he should shun the spotlight.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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