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Post Leadership: April, 2012

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Placing Redskins history on Robert Griffin III’s shoulders

Such mania around one player may drive ticket sales and boost fan enthusiasm. But it will also create enormous pressure.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  redskins, robert griffin III

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Studying how much powerful men and women talk

Women tend to speak less in groups because they fear that being too outspoken can be off-putting. Not men, a study finds.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Rupert Murdoch’s botched apology

The words “I’m sorry” lose a lot when they come just before or just after a statement of blame.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The waning days of Newt Gingrich’s campaign

Quitting and admitting defeat is hard, especially when it means giving up the aura of promise and power that goes with a presidential campaign.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Wal-Mart leaders face crisis in wake of Mexico bribery investigation

Since when did the excuse “everyone does it” make something right?

By Jena McGregor  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Pat Summitt’s next role

The new coaching set-up at Tennessee isn’t particularly common. For Summitt and the Lady Vols, however, it just may work.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Warren Buffett’s prostate cancer and the fate of Berkshire Hathaway

Buffett’s cancer announcement made the Oracle of Omaha appear more candid, even if it’s not about the subject investors want to hear.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/18/2012

With GSA scandal, blame the matrix?

It’s easy to see how a “matrix” organization might hide the actions of someone like Jeff Neely.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Defense of Leon Panetta’s costly flights only goes so far

If Leon Panetta doesn’t show some personal sacrifice, the cost in morale could be far more than the cost of his flights.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Secret Service scandal: An indication of broader organizational problems?

Events like this and the GSA resignations are often symptomatic of broader organizational problems.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/13/2012

In wake of Rosen comments, both sides show lack of respect for women voters

Let’s stop reacting as if women decide who they’re going to vote for based on what the pundits and the spokespeople say.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Why Best Buy needs an outside CEO

Best Buy might benefit from an outsider with digital expertise for a changed retail world.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:23 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Bobby Petrino and winning vs. character

The scandal highlights the all-too-familiar culture of putting winning before character.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Should Ozzie Guillen have been suspended?

Does a leader have a right to absolute free speech?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Tim Tebow: A future in politics?

The Jets quarterback’s Easter Sunday sermon may be an indication of a future in politics.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Leadership, Faith

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/06/2012

2012 Masters: How Augusta National’s chairman flubbed the message

Augusta chairman Billy Payne would have saved his club some public pain had he chosen his words a bit more wisely.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  masters, augusta national, golf, ibm


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