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Blog Post Archive

Muriel Bowser’s thoughts on leadership and running D.C.

Muriel Bowser sat down with The Post's "On Leadership" section to discuss her leadership style, what she looks for in staff and the biggest management challenge she thinks the mayor of D.C. faces. In addition to Bowser (D), we interviewed mayoral candidates David Catania (I) and Carol Schwartz (I). For these interviews, the idea was to get a better sense of how […]

Tinder CEO Sean Rad to step down

The dating app Tinder is searching for a new CEO, according to a report in Forbes Magazine published Tuesday morning. The report offers a detailed and rare account of the demotion of a chief executive. In this case, the CEO is Sean Rad, co-founder of the popular tool Tinder, which has revolutionized the way many online daters pick potential mates, by […]

How Obama will need to lead differently if Republicans take the Senate

When President Obama wakes up Wednesday morning, he may very well face a new world in which Republicans control not only the House of Representatives but also the U.S. Senate. On the eve of the midterm elections, the polls, the pundits and the election models all point toward that likelihood. Show More Summary

Problems and fixes for the Presidential Management Fellows program

The government deeply needs to attract a new generation to federal service as well as groom future leaders, which happens to be the dual purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program. But this prestigious program, which...Show More Summary

Podcast: Christian Rudder on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with OKCupid president and co-founder Christian Rudder   This week our podcast is with Christian Rudder, co-founder and current president of the online dating site OKCupid. In this conversation, Rudder speaks about...Show More Summary

For the love of data

Though a former math major at Harvard and the main data detective for OKCupid, Christian Rudder is oddly skeptical about algorithms and the science of prediction. An appreciation for serendipity, he says, can be even more valuable — in love and in business. Rudder, 39, is president and a co-founder of OKCupid, which Match.com purchased in […]

The elaborate Halloween costumes of Southwest’s CEO

Southwest Airlines is known for its quirky culture. The flight attendants sing and rap. Employees are known to hug each other rather than shake hands. And the CEO, Gary Kelly, puts on elaborate costumes for Halloween each year. He has dressed in drag as Edna Turnblad, the mother in the movie "Hairspray"; has caked on thick face paint to transform […]

What Tim Cook’s coming out could mean in the workplace

"So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." And with that, Apple CEO Tim Cook, leader of perhaps the world's most admired company, head of the globe's most iconic brand and chief of one of the most valuable companies on the planet, […]

A Giant moment for Bruce Bochy

The San Francisco Giant who is getting all the headlines after Wednesday's Game 7 World Series win is Madison Bumgarner. The 6-foot-5 ace pitched five remarkable innings, just three nights after pitching a shutout in Game 5. He was called masterful, scary good, even a legend. But after three World Series rings in five years for a team that previously had not won […]

In PBS ‘Makers’ documentary, a reflection by female pioneers in business

When "Makers," the documentary series about the women's movement and female pioneers, first interviewed Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, the two made waves. Sandberg confessed that she leaves...Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook critiques his home state’s record on equality

The Alabama Academy of Honor bestowed its high praise on Apple CEO Tim Cook Monday, inducting him into its group, which is limited to 100 living Alabamians as well as the state's living governors. But Cook returned the honor by doling out some candid critiques. During the ceremony at the state capitol, the Robertsdale, Ala. native and Auburn University graduate gave a […]

In keeping with its values, Costco to close on Thanksgiving

The madness of the holiday shopping season has come to this: It's no longer notable when a retailer says it will stay open on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, it makes headlines when one says it's going to close. Warehouse chain Costco recently...Show More Summary

The backwards way we choose our political leaders

With the midterm elections almost here, it's hard not to notice that there's something decidedly backwards about the way we choose our political leaders. There's the tidal wave of cash and corporate influence that washes into each campaign. Show More Summary

Want a successful career? Look for this trait in a spouse

A recent study by the Pew Research Center made waves when it reported that what never-married women want in a spouse, more than anything else, is someone with a good job. A full 78 percent of women said steady employment was important to them in a partner, more than the 70 percent who wanted someone with similar ideas about raising children or the 38 percent […]

Podcast: Francis Collins on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health   This week our podcast is with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He previously led the Human Genome Project, and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. Show More Summary

The different leadership styles of D.C.’s mayoral candidates

Three D.C. mayoral candidates — Muriel Bowser (D), David Catania (I) and Carol Schwartz (I) — sat down with The Post to discuss their leadership styles, what they look for in staff and the biggest management challenge they think the next mayor will face. For these interviews, the idea was to get a better sense of how each candidate […]

Tobacco company bans smoking in the office

For many U.S. workers, smoking cigarettes in the office sounds like something out of a Mad Men episode. It's a relic of Corporate America's past so archaic that it's hard for many to comprehend it — like the three-martini lunch — ever really happened. But at tobacco company Reynolds American, snuffing out smoke in employees' offices is […]

Why are so few women even on the business side of tech companies?

The conventional explanation for why there are so few women in high tech has hinged on a simple statistic: Only about 18 percent of computer science and engineering degrees go to women every year. Yet tech companies have experts in finance, marketing, sales — not just programming. And women account for nearly 40 percent of all MBA graduates. Moreover, many […]

Remembering Ben Bradlee’s leadership

I remember it as if it were yesterday, being ushered into the great Ben Bradlee’s glass-walled office in The Washington Post’s giant newsroom. It was the fall of 1987 and I was an editor at Inc. magazine and a long shot candidate to be the deputy business editor of the Post. Most of the other […]

A classic Ben Bradlee letter to ‘flacks’

Former Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, had a reputation for speaking truth to power. He also had a reputation for speaking truth to spin doctors, powerful or not. Mary Hadar, former editor of The Post's Style section, held on to a reply that Bradlee sent more than two […]

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