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Archive: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

The darkness in our spirits

The key element of any good leader is a passion for putting the needs and concerns of other people before their own.

By Yash Gupta | February 19, 2010; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Holdin' out for a hero'

It is time to lay to rest the "great-man" theory of leadership and stop looking for a hero.

By Juana Bordas | February 19, 2010; 5:32 AM ET | Comments (15)

Man of Steel

Calling to mind the Man of Steel is my catalyst to see the positive, allowing me to be what a younger me had always hoped for: something of a superhero.

By Coro Fellows | February 18, 2010; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unconditional love + responsibility

The practical values Father William Wasson preached and practiced balanced unconditional love with work, responsibility, and sharing.

By Michael Maccoby | February 18, 2010; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

LBJ's grand scale

LBJ's domestic achievements remind us that getting important things done is vastly more important than anodyne political or bureaucratic survival.

By Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. | February 18, 2010; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Never had control, never wanted it'

The former CEO of Southwest Airlines embodied the difference between management and leadership.

By Carol Kinsey Goman | February 18, 2010; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Our need to feel protected

Holder should be strengthening the administration by responding to the public's need to feel protected from America's enemies.

By Michael Maccoby | February 17, 2010; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (18)

Scary Manhattan fly-by

I can understand Holder's desire for autonomy on this issue, but so far he has shown questionable judgment.

By Robert Goodwin | February 17, 2010; 6:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Evan Bayh: When should a leader step down?

Evan Bayh has made his choice: What is yours? Here are three ways to find out whether it's time to move on.

By John Baldoni | February 17, 2010; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (2)

Transcript: Gen. Petraeus on his leadership role models

"At the end of the day, this is also about life and death, so the premium on certain qualities in military leadership -- integrity in particular -- I think is very high."

By Andrea Useem | February 16, 2010; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (8)

Our wrong-headed politics

The public has come to expect that Justice Department decisions should be based on political grounds. That is simply wrong!

By Howard Gardner | February 16, 2010; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (12)

Leadership, not lawyer-ship

Eric Holder should have considered the political issue from the beginning.

By Yash Gupta | February 16, 2010; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (3)

Politics IS the 'right thing'

Political considerations and the potential consequences of decisions are part of good executive-branch judgment.

By Bob Schoultz | February 16, 2010; 5:48 AM ET | Comments (6)

Emotional legitimacy

In the case of the 9/11 trial, a deeply personal pain has been unnecessarily politicized.

By Coro Fellows | February 16, 2010; 2:30 AM ET | Comments (20)

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