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Post Leadership: November, 2011

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Newt Gingrich: Forgive and forget?

In today’s world, political leaders can always count on another, more recent scandal to come along and make their own transgressions look benign in context.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Yet another explanation for why fewer women make it to the top

A new study finds yet another potential explanation for the dearth of women in leadership positions: men’s overconfidence.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Putting faith in Tim Tebow

Whatever you may think of the Denver Broncos quarterback, there’s one thing few can deny.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Good news for CEOs with big egos?

Humility is often touted as a great leadership quality. But according to a new study, that doesn’t mean narcissism doesn’t have a place.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011

If the supercommittee faced Dancing with the Stars

One of the biggest reasons the committee flopped was a failure of consequences. Personal ones, that is.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Supercommittee, meet F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald once said that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

By Jena McGregor  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Benetton ads could kiss customers goodbye

While some photos are funny, Benetton’s bid for attention is ultimately just sad.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Coach K’s leadership ABCs

In the same week that saw one of college sports’ greatest legends get ousted from his job, we saw another of its icons reach a remarkable milestone.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:50 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Why Occupy Wall Street will need more leaders

If the movement is to survive, more leaders will have to emerge from what is, for the most part, a leaderless movement.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Will Gloria Cain’s interview matter?

That’s the question on the lips of many a political pundit, leading up to the GOP hopeful’s wife’s sit-down with Greta van Susteren.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Rick Perry spins debate gaffe into Letterman joke

There is a limit to how much light you can make of a foul-up.

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

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

Penn State’s leadership disaster

In the aftermath of the shocking events Wednesday at Penn State, it’s worth asking: Did anyone show true leadership?

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

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Joe Paterno, the Norman Rockwell of college football

Sometimes, the steepest falls from grace come from where we least expect them, and their high perch may be part of the problem.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/08/2011

The backwards Wall Street bonus

Wall Street bonuses are expected to fall by 20 to 30 percent from last year, but there’s a reason this news isn’t going to clear out Zuccotti Park.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Scandal shakes Penn State leaders

This is emblematic of how far university leaders will go to protect their ultimate moneymakers: college athletics.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Losing confidence in Greek leadership

Whatever happens today in Greece, the country’s citizens are unlikely to have much love lost for Prime Minister George Papandreou.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/03/2011

If Herman Cain had 10-days notice about sexual harassment accusations, why was he so unprepared?

What’s most remarkable about the sexual harassment accusations surrounding Herman Cain are not really the allegations themselves.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and the art of leaving when you’re on top

In the cushy afterglow of achievement, the idea of giving it all up for the unknowns of retirement feels empty and foreign. Tony La Russa was brave to take the plunge.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:58 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Why brainstorming doesn’t work

Somehow, a belief in the power of group brainstorming sessions persists, despite evidence that it doesn’t work.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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