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Archive: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

What's next for Gen Y women?

That the daughters of the feminist revolution are primed to balance the leadership ranks is an understatement. They represent a path to correcting women's low representation in top echelons of government. And what group, if not Gen Y women, is the answer to Fortune 500 boards and management teams becoming more gender balanced? Between their education and outlook, Gen Y women seem to be the answer.

By Selena Rezvani | September 17, 2010; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (9)

Voters don't know or care about the 'traditional process'

Currently most voters are unhappy with their lot and with the direction of the country. Accordingly, anyone in office, irrespective of what office or what they've done in office, will be on the defensive. Rest assured, no matter what they had done or not done, Fenty and Obama would be on easy street if unemployment were at 4%.

By Howard Gardner | September 15, 2010; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's challenge

Perhaps a reassuring father figure like FDR or Ronald Reagan could persuade Americans that they have nothing to fear but fear itself, that our best days are ahead of us. But Obama is not a father figure...

By Michael Maccoby | September 14, 2010; 5:06 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama and Fenty guilty of poor communication

Leaders are the ones who create consensus. That might sound like a contradictory phrase, but it's true; people will follow leaders who clearly explain the reasons why their proposals and programs address the public's needs and desires.

By Yash Gupta | September 14, 2010; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (6)

Get ahead of the crowd

We still need strong leaders, but we need to them to be responsive to change as well as willing to delegate control in order...

By John Baldoni | September 14, 2010; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

The power of compromise

As an ardent liberal democrat, I never thought I'd be pushing for the election of moderate republicans and democrats, but in fact that is what we need: people who...

By Kathryn Kolbert | September 14, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Good policy makes good politics

A losing incumbent may be able to console himself over having lost if all along the way he championed what he was convinced was the right course, but can hardly do so if he loses even after compromising his principles. It now appears that an abnormally large number of incumbents...

By Slade Gorton | September 14, 2010; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Balancing process and progress

When fostering change from within an organization, one must be careful to maintain pressure without provoking an allergic response from those...

By George Reed | September 14, 2010; 9:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

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