Archive: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010
Leadership, as Alan Keith of Genentech has said, "is ultimately about a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen."
By Lisa Larson | February 6, 2010; 6:09 AM ET | Comments (1)
"Staying the course" without revisiting issues when the facts or the context changes, is dangerous behavior.
By Katherine Tyler Scott | February 5, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)
Early in this recall debacle, Toyota seemed more concerned with self-preservation than concern for customers.
By John Baldoni | February 4, 2010; 4:35 PM ET | Comments (9)
As John Kerry learned too late, leaders who change their mind need to offer strong explanations.
By Howard Gardner | February 4, 2010; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (0)
When evidence changes, leaders should change. Not because they face political opposition, like McCain, or can't abide being outside today's conventional wisdom, ala Powell, but because of a change in evidence.
By Ken Adelman | February 4, 2010; 2:28 PM ET | Comments (4)
Strong leadership on implementing the policy change is what's needed now.
By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | February 4, 2010; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (1)
As public servants, we demean and betray our citizens if we do not provide them with the brutal facts and truths.
By Col. Charles D. Allen | February 4, 2010; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (1)
It's time to begin a process that will engage the American people with the hard facts, the plain truth and the tough choices relating to our nation's deficits.
By David Walker | February 3, 2010; 4:11 PM ET | Comments (0)
If you accept the premise that the public has lost confidence in government, then it complicates the ability of the country to handle the truth about the government budget deficits.
By Kurt Schmoke | February 3, 2010; 12:48 PM ET | Comments (0)
It will take more than sweetly delivered words to put the faith back in our hearts that government is spending our money wisely.
By Robert Goodwin | February 3, 2010; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (26)
Neither the president nor congressional leaders have made a clear case to the American people for tax increases nor service decreases.
By Michael Maccoby | February 2, 2010; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (0)
Leadership is about mobilizing people to do the work they would rather not do.
By Ed O'Malley | February 2, 2010; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (11)
What we need most now isn't just leadership. It's civility, so we can talk about the issues that matter.
By Donald Kettl | February 2, 2010; 3:19 PM ET | Comments (0)
There are those who think spending more money in the short term is a necessary evil; others think that cutting costs is our only option.
By Katherine Tyler Scott | February 2, 2010; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
While Americans can handle the painful truth about tax increases and budget cuts, we don't demand it.
By Daisy Wademan Dowling | February 2, 2010; 2:41 PM ET | Comments (0)
For a gripping lesson in budget management, look no further than the celebrities in the California state legislature.
By Coro Fellows | February 2, 2010; 2:19 PM ET | Comments (0)
Americans have a proud history of sacrifice in times of hardship. I believe we can do it again if President Obama can inspire us to do so.
By Yash Gupta | February 2, 2010; 2:13 PM ET | Comments (0)
Most Americans cannot even conceptualize the idea that we need to have both higher taxes AND fewer services.
By Howard Gardner | February 2, 2010; 5:50 AM ET | Comments (30)
Americans who care about their nation have less difficulty facing tough choices than do their representatives in Congress.
By Slade Gorton | February 2, 2010; 5:46 AM ET | Comments (0)
Like Rockefeller and Carnegie, Steve Jobs understands that in a time of great transformation, much is up for grabs.
By Nancy Koehn | February 1, 2010; 3:48 PM ET | Comments (0)
The real question is whether or not our elected officials have the backbone to lead.
By Gen. John Batiste (Ret.) | February 1, 2010; 3:44 PM ET | Comments (2)
The cheerleading effect happens when the only acceptable message is a positive one. Everyone wants the party to go on, even after they have forgotten what the celebration was for.
By Don Vandergriff | February 1, 2010; 2:39 PM ET | Comments (0)
Only a few leaders are bold enough to work incognito as line workers in their own companies -- and have the American public watch the results. Here are lessons from one CEO brave enough to take the plunge.
By Carol Kinsey Goman | February 1, 2010; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (1)