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Post Leadership: July, 2012

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/31/2012

How much time you really spend emailing at work

If you’ve ever felt like all you do at work is read and answer emails, you’re wrong.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Why Bill Clinton is the best choice to nominate Obama at the convention

Having Clinton place Obama’s name in nomination at the Democratic National Convention isn’t traditional practice, but here’s why it makes sense.

By Jena McGregor  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, bill clinton, president obama, election 2012

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Amid Chick-fil-A uproar, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a stand on gay marriage

Jeff Bezos’ donation is yet another sign that business leaders seem increasingly less concerned about wading into this hot-button political issue.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amazon, ceo, jeff bezos, chick-fil-a, dan cathy, gay marriage, leadership, business

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Obama, Romney and how we talk about who built what

Obama, Romney and how we talk about who built what.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, president obama, mitt romney, business

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Unequal raises, best bosses and weakest links: The week in leadership research

A look at the latest interesting leadership research on unequal raises, best bosses and weakest links.

By Jena McGregor  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  research, leadership

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing is sharing the wealth—literally

In a show of generosity that’s rare these days from corporate leaders, CEO Yang Yuanqing is giving $3 million of his bonus to 10,000 junior-level employees.

By Jena McGregor  |  06:50 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Remembering Sally Ride’s leadership

Even if Ride’s historic space flight is what we’ll most remember, her lifetime of leadership may have touched us even more.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sally ride, astronaut, nasa, leadership

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Bill O’Brien’s tough road ahead after Penn State’s NCAA sanctions

After Monday’s NCAA sanctions against Penn State, the leader who will face the most extraordinary challenge is first-year coach Bill O’Brien.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  penn state, football, ncaa, sanctions, joe paterno

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Hey GSA, here’s how not to spend $270,000

What’s wasteful is not that the GSA spent that amount of money to reward good employees, but how they spent it.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gsa, leadership, government

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

After Boy Scouts of America reaffirms exclusion of gays, the biggest leadership question remains

After the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its exclusion of gays, the biggest leadership question still remains.

By Jena McGregor  |  04:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boyscouts, leadership

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy bites into gay-marriage debate

Reaction to President Dan Cathy’s comments have been fierce and swift.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chick-fil-a, leadership, gay marriage

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/19/2012

White men, the ‘cheater’s high’ and other interesting leadership research from the week

A look at new leadership studies, from the ‘cheater’s high’ to how white men help diversity.

By Jena McGregor  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  research, leadership, workplace

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Ignorance of ‘shadow campaign’ wouldn’t help Vincent Gray’s case

It’s possible that questions about Gray’s knowledge of the “shadow campaign” may be ultimately cleared. But questions about his leadership capabilities likely won’t be.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vincent gray, mayor, investigation, campaign, leadership

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 07/17/2012

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confirms she’s pregnant — and shifts the discussion on women in leadership

Unless Mayer pulls off a nearly instant turnaround as new CEO of Yahoo, it’s hard not to worry her gender and pregnancy will be scrutinized more than most.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:52 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marissa mayer, google, yahoo, ceo, leadership

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Should the New York Knicks keep Jeremy Lin? There’s more to it than cost

Knicks management must decide whether to match the Houston Rockets’ offer for Jeremy Lin. But there’s more to it than cost.

By Jena McGregor  |  11:37 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nba, new york knicks, jeremy lin, sports, basketball, leadership

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Attached a Nicolas Cage photo instead of your resume? Here’s what not to do next

So, this happened. Here’s what not to do next.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nicolas cage, resume, jobs, leadership

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Penn State’s Freeh report highlights leadership failings of university’s board of trustees

The report has pretty searing stuff to say about the group of people who hired Freeh to do the investigation.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  penn state, leadership, education, jerry sandusky, freeh report, joe paterno

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Study finds companies with Republican-leaning leaders pay more in taxes

It seems conservative nature trumps political ideology.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  taxes, republicans, democrats, leadership

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Is Chris Christie the political leader closest to the center?

Brash New Jersey governor says leadership is about ‘nuance.’

By Jena McGregor  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Veepstakes: When will Mitt Romney finally pick a running mate and why does it matter?

The longer he holds out, the worse off he will be.

By Jena McGregor  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Of course Mitt Romney is considering a woman as his vice presidential candidate

This should not be news, people.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, election 2012, vice president, ann romney, president obama

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Barclays CEO Bob Diamond says bank had a ‘no jerks’ rule — how did that go for them?

While Barclays’ Bob Diamond was getting grilled in a parliamentary hearing over an interest-rate scandal, the now former CEO mentioned the company’s “no jerks rule.” How did that go for them?

By Jena McGregor  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barclays, bob diamond, leadership

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Barclays cleans house of CEO, chairman and COO

Here’s something that doesn’t happen every day: The chairman, CEO and chief operating officer of a major global banking powerhouse resign from their jobs within a two-day stretch.

By Jena McGregor  |  01:48 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barclays, bob diamond, marcus agius, leadership, banking

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/02/2012

A reason to split the role of CEO and chairman

Don’t CEOs have enough to do—and aren’t they paid enough as it is—without giving them even more power and money?

By Jena McGregor  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ceo, chairman, gmi ratings, leadership


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