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Leadership requires balance and fairness

Leadership, above all, depends on fairness and trust. Sacrifice, and doing the hardest jobs in our communities, is done willingly and well when...

By Marie Wilson | March 2, 2011; 05:35 PM ET | Comments (0)


He told stories. And it's stories that a family (or our political family) lives by, especially in such a complicated time...

By Marie Wilson | January 25, 2011; 10:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Why Pelosi didn't fail

Women and men need to see an example of a woman politician who has had to face a loss but refuses to back down. Too often, women leaders become discouraged after an initial loss, or are encouraged by others to step down following a failure. What would happen if instead of backing down, we came back with even more fire in our...

By Marie Wilson | November 10, 2010; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (7)

Sexism in Mad Men--what has (and hasn't) changed

As much as I love watching Mad Men, it is difficult and painful to see the ways in which women and men dealt with each other and with power. It's painful because this behavior is not as far back in our past as we would like to think. Our daughters continually get the messages that power still comes through powerful men. And unfortunately being pretty is still a quality that can get you on the ladder-though it still won't...

By Marie Wilson | October 19, 2010; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (3)

Tea Party lacking "post-heroic leadership"

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By Marie Wilson | September 22, 2010; 04:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

No-frills education

Our production of college graduates relative to our population has not increased in more than 10 years, while our economy has grown more sophisticated. It's time for more experimentation.

By Marie Wilson | May 25, 2010; 07:20 AM ET | Comments (19)

Want change? A woman can bring it

We go to outsiders when we want change, and when the change we want is for more of us to be insiders, we go to women.

By Marie Wilson | May 11, 2010; 05:44 AM ET | Comments (9)

Bring your kids to work, build new leaders

By taking our children to work we can give them the strength to pursue their goals and inspire them to strive for the top, regardless of their gender.

By Marie Wilson | April 22, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Beware, new leaders

Sexuality is a power source that has to be reckoned with in leadership -- and one we rarely discuss except when a scandal erupts.

By Marie Wilson | March 12, 2010; 11:55 AM ET | Comments (28)

By punditry alone?

If punditry alone is enough to get you elected president, then our democracy is in more of a disarray than I care to believe.

By Marie Wilson | February 8, 2010; 04:50 PM ET | Comments (6)

In praise of steadiness

Commitment to keeping an even keel is what gives a neophyte leader gravitas, as Obama has done.

By Marie Wilson | January 19, 2010; 01:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mulcahy-Burns transition

In adopting a co-leadership model, Ursula Burns and Anne Mulcahy showed a willingness to forgo ego in order to provide a strong foundation for Xerox during uncertain times.

By Marie Wilson | December 17, 2009; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Like women leaders

Woods now finds himself in a position familiar to many women leaders: struggling with the high expectations.

By Marie Wilson | December 10, 2009; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Our leadership crisis: Where are the women?

In spite of Sarah Palin's prominence as best-selling author, Hillary Clinton's stature as Secretary of State, women hold only 18% of leadership positions across the board, according to our new "Benchmarks" report.

By Marie Wilson | November 20, 2009; 05:47 AM ET | Comments (46)

Saluting the dedicated

When we honor and respect our soldiers, we are honoring the best in humanity: selflessness and dedication to a greater good.

By Marie Wilson | November 9, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Joy of Meetings

When you are really passionate about what you do, you have to work hard to sort out the wheat from the chaff when it comes to meetings.

By Marie Wilson | October 7, 2009; 06:03 AM ET | Comments (12)

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