Tag Archives: On Leadership

Corporations Leading from the Right Side of History: “If we didn’t do it, who would?”

Jena McGregor, a columnist for the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, made some interesting observations this week about the controversy in Arizona and the ways corporate leaders all over the country are weighing in to the gay rights debate, the latest installment in America’s culture wars. She wrote: “Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto Wednesday of Arizona’s controversial SB1062, […]

Leaders have to be good managers (and vice versa) as federal workers return

Tom Fox, at the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, reminds us that management should be a leadership skill, a way to sustain the vision, mission and values a leader brings to the table. He makes some great practical suggestions for leader/managers rebooting the workplace now that the federal government is officially online again. Here are […]

Malala Yousafzai Holds Space for a new kind of American leadership at the White House

Yesterday, Malala Yousafzai met with President Obama, sharing both her vision for education for women and girls and a challenge for US policy. She reported: “I thanked [him for] supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drove attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in […]

On Leadership: Petraeus Post-Scandal Reaps Privilege, Profit

David Petraeus has a lot of jobs lately, CUNY and KKR Global Institute. But Jena McGregor reports in the Washington Post’s On Leadership that he’s backed off on the impossibly lucrative $200,000 salary for adjunct work at CUNY, now claiming $1 for his class at Macauley Honors College. McGregor notes that “the Ivory Tower has long […]

Do Scandals Really Hurt Leading Men? David Petraeus New Life…

According to the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, David Petraeus is making out like a king seven months after the scandal that titillated the US and “outed” US Military ethical problems. In April, he announced he would be joining the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College for a one-year position as a visiting […]

Lillian Cunningham on honest leadership and Andrew Mason’s farewell

There’s more to authenticity than being yourself — honesty is a refreshing part of being present in an authentic way, even during your farewell! Lillian Cunningham, the Washington Post’s “On Leadership” Blog editor, had this to say about Andrew Mason’s farewell memo when he was fired from Google last month: “Honesty and authenticity are so […]

Leadership Profiles of Obama and Romney

On October 18, Jena McGregor, in the Washington Postʻs On Leadership blog series, summarizes the way Mitt Romneyʻs leadership style is being examined, as opposed to President Obamaʻs. “If the leadership profiles of Barack Obama tend to be organized around the characteristics for which the president is most known—his pragmatism, his penchant for compromise, his coolness—the ones about Mitt Romney […]