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Post Leadership: June, 2012

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Why you can’t get a job (even when you’re qualified and the company is hiring)

You’re qualified. Companies say they are hiring. So what gives?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 06/05/2012

After the Wisconsin recall, governor Scott Walker’s next leadership challenges

Once the recall is over, the challenges won’t be.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:19 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Why Mitt Romney was smart to name the head of his transition team now

It’s a sign that the Romney campaign understands the complexity of the possible leadership transition upon them.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, election 2012

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Military women in combat: Why making it official matters

It’s been a big couple of weeks for women in the military.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, military, army, leadership

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/23/2012

What Mark Zuckerberg should do now after Facebook’s fumbled IPO

Facebook faced a reality check out of the gate.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  facebook, mark zuckerberg, leadership

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/22/2012

The best graduation speeches? You won’t even remember

As much as people like to complain about tiresome graduation speeches, what’s said probably doesn’t matter very much in the end.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  graduation, education, leadership

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/18/2012

And we wonder why so many women with young children drop out of the workforce

And we wonder why so many women with young children drop out of the workforce.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, leadership

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Is your colleague’s stay-at-home wife holding you back at work?

That’s the provocative question being asked by researchers in a recent paper.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:30 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, leadership

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/17/2012

The biggest challenge ahead for Facebook after the IPO

Now that Facebook has gone public, there’s one new, major management challenge that Mark Zuckerberg will have to face.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  facebook, mark zuckerberg, leadership

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Jamie Dimon’s serving of humble pie

There are barely disguised smirks emanating from the canyons of Wall Street.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:03 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jamie dimon, jpmorgan, leadership

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Ron Paul’s long fight — and how it’s different than Newt Gingrich’s

There is a fine line between tenacity and audacity; and Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich seem to stand on opposite sides of it.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ron paul, election 2012, leadership

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Why Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson had to resign

When credibility  is called into question, everything else comes second.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  yahoo, scott johnson, leadership

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Crazy data point of the day: How much CEO pay vs. worker pay has grown

See how much CEO pay versus worker pay has grown over the past few decades.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/10/2012

President Obama’s same-sex marriage announcement: A leadership look

A key element of leadership: Raising one’s voice when, even if not the perfect moment, it still has the opportunity to make the biggest impact.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, same-sex marriage, election

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 05/10/2012

The art of Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie

The hoodie is to Zuckerberg what black turtlenecks and jeans were to Steve Jobs.

By Jena McGregor  |  06:27 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mark zuckerberg, technology, leadership

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/09/2012

The larger leadership problem with losing Richard Lugar

It’s not just a defeat for moderation in the Republican party. It’s also a loss for that quality we at one time liked in our leaders.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  senate, leadership

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s incorrect resume raises questions for tech company’s board

The biggest of all is this one: What will the board do in response?

By Jena McGregor  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  yahoo, scott thompson

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/07/2012

As France’s new president, does François Hollande have the leadership style to match his agenda?

The picture that’s emerging of Hollande’s leadership style doesn’t exactly line up with the traits it takes to implement an agenda of such radical change.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  francois hollande, france

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 05/04/2012

NOAA retracts ad for magician at leadership conference

Leave out the koosh balls and the trust games, the wacky team-building exercises and the ropes courses. Instead, put managers to work solving real problems.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:25 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno leads changes in soldier training

Army leadership is rethinking its training programs.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  army

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 05/02/2012

President Obama’s Afghanistan visit prompts larger leadership question

The real test of how the president handled the anniversary of bin Laden’s death isn’t whether or not he was promoting the day too much.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:29 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afghanistan, osama bin laden, military, leadership, politics

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/01/2012

What the News Corp. board needs to do now, following report’s critique of Murdoch’s leadership

It’s unusual for a government committee to cast a formal opinion on a CEO’s leadership.

By Jena McGregor  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news corp., rupert murdoch


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