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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

In Panetta’s critique of Obama, five truths about presidential leadership

In Leon Panetta's memoir, officially released today, the former CIA director and defense secretary in the Obama administration offers some stunning critiques of the president's leadership. Though tempered with praise — Panetta hailsShow More Summary

HP’s Meg Whitman changes her tune

The news that Meg Whitman is splitting HP into two companies is historic. The venerable Silicon Valley institution was founded in a Palo Alto garage in 1939 and is often seen as the company that kickstarted the digital age, transforming an agricultural area of California into a hotbed of innovation and technology. Show More Summary

Billy Collins on life, death and poetry

Despite his stature as former U.S. poet laureate and his achievement of the nearly impossible — great commercial success as a living poet — Billy Collins cringes at the idea of being a leader. "Leadership to me suggests that there’s a place to lead the person to," he says. Show More Summary

Podcast: Billy Collins on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with poet Billy Collins   This week we talk with Billy Collins, the former U.S. poet laureate, whose most recent poetry collection is Aimless Love. In this podcast conversation, Collins shares stories of what poetry means to him, how his parents shaped his character and why a certain subway ride is lodged in his memory. He also […]

Measuring success, tattoo by tattoo

Jake Wood was planning to get an MBA when the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Haiti changed the course of his life. A Marine Corps veteran with two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan behind him, he watched the chaos unfold on TV, feeling an urge to do more than send money. Within days, he assembled a small group of […]

What it feels like to resign

This week I watched some of Julia Pierson’s congressional hearing on the Secret Service. I felt I owed it to her to watch a bit of the coverage. It was so very familiar — the same committee room, the same players, the same swamp of press. Resigning, which Ms. Pierson consequently did on Wednesday, is […]

The ultimate reason Julia Pierson had to resign from the Secret Service

Should Julia Pierson have resigned from her job as the director of the Secret Service? The answer is yes. But the ultimate reason was not because an intruder breached the White House, however incredibly concerning that is. It was not, in the end, because an agent reportedly passed out drunk in a hotel hallway in March, raising questions about her success at […]

Leadership lessons from baseball

The principles of managing a baseball team can apply to leaders in all sorts of fields. That's the conclusion, at least, drawn by Howard C. Fero, the co-author of “Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership” and an executive coach and director of graduate leadership programs at Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. […]

10 startups where everyone wants to work

Companies like Google and Apple might be employees' tech giants of choice. But what about the little guys? On Wednesday, LinkedIn released its list of the 10 Bay Area startups that are most in demand by local techies. To make the list, it analyzed millions of interactions between companies in the San Francisco area with less […]

‘Savior syndrome’ at the Secret Service

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was grilled on Capitol Hill Tuesday about a breach at the White House. The security she leads was called "absolutely disgraceful" by one lawmaker. Another mocked her, holding up the logo of the home security company ADT and asking "have you ever heard of these guys?” Some are even raising the idea of […]

Five clever ways companies are helping employees fight burnout

For the overworked modern American employee, the policies and perks offered by some of the most generous companies sound like manna from the corporate gods. Onsite climbing walls. Free housekeeping. Chef-catered meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Show More Summary

Finding out how much the boss earns

Last week, Harvard Business Review published the results of a forthcoming study by two professors that revealed an unsettling finding: Most people have no idea how much money CEOs actually make in comparison to the average worker. The...Show More Summary

New problems? Maybe it’s time for a new type of manager

Nathan Furr is an assistant professor at Brigham Young University and co-author of The Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization. He also has acted as the founder or adviser to start-ups across several industries, including retail and clean technology. He spoke about his principles of innovation with Tom Fox, a guest writer for […]

What will Eric Holder do next?

Two questions are on the minds of many people in Washington today. One is who will replace Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney general who resigned yesterday. The other is what Holder will do next with his career. The answer to the first one is critical, especially given the looming midterms and the contentiousness of the confirmation process these days. But so […]

Podcast: Richard Branson on leadership

LISTEN: A conversation with Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group   This week we talk with Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group, who recently published a leadership guide called The Virgin Way. InShow More Summary

Richard Branson: Virgin’s stunt man

Richard Branson arrives at the Manhattan showroom of Shinola, an American-made watch company. There are no flashing cameras nor any deals in the making. He just sits on a couch in founder Tom Kartsotis's office, tea cup in hand and a few pastry flakes leaving a subtle trail from his chin, down his shirt, to […]

Four things companies can do after watching Emma Watson’s speech

Emma Watson's moving and widely watched speech at the United Nations Saturday has launched a host of discussions this week, from those focused on the state of modern feminism to others on the state of today's Internet. Her remarks, which...Show More Summary

More women at the top, higher returns

Researchers have long found ties between having women on a company's board of directors and better financial performance. Now, a new report from Credit Suisse offers more evidence that a better gender mix among senior managers is linked with better results. Show More Summary

Meet the woman hired to restore the NFL’s image

Last week, the NFL got an image boost when PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi came out with a message of support for commissioner Roger Goodell. Now, the embattled league will be getting help from another woman who's worked at Pepsi, one of the NFL's biggest sponsors. On Monday, the organization named Dawn Hudson, a former executive with the beverage giant, to be […]

Celebrating what government gets right

The federal government is responsible for numerous important accomplishments due to the talented and dedicated people who have chosen to serve, but too few Americans outside or even inside government know about many of these achievements. As federal leaders, you should be advocates for government’s successes and the people under your supervision who are doing […]

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