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Archive: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Three hard-hitting Fourth of July speeches

So pay close attention to what our politicians say this weekend. The approach they take to their Independence Day address could say a lot about whether they will try to stay the course or lead us in a new direction in the months to come.

By Andrea Useem | July 2, 2010; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cecilia Rowedder: When mothers are leaders

Raising six kids by itself is a monumental task. But Cecilia Rowedder does that an more: She has stepped forward into community leaders roles and made her vision come alive.

By Ian Saleh | June 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Lessons from a four-star resignation

Faced with a crisis, three veteran leaders -- President Obama, Gen. Petraeus and Gen. McChrystal -- made hard decisions in a responsible, humble way. Here are the lessons for the rest of us.

By Andrea Useem | June 29, 2010; 3:41 PM ET | Comments (17)

Will Wall Street ever apologize?

Perhaps success means never having to apologize coherently. Bankers like Goldman Sachs's Lloyd Blankfein have offered only glib denials of responsibility and the occasional vague and waffling expression of regret for sparking our still-painful financial crisis.

By Andrea Useem | June 29, 2010; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (14)

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