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Archive: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Weekend Reads: The leaks edition

What can the open-source movement, a la Wikileaks, teach modern leaders? Perhaps the complexity of today's massive, sprawling organizations--whether BP or the CIA--means we're all just managing clouds.

By Jena McGregor | July 30, 2010; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Toyota recall: Thou shalt not worship corporate idols

Toyota has long been lauded by leadership experts and held up as an ideal to follow. But what we learn from Toyota's recall failures is that it's not the leadership system that matters -- it's the leaders themselves.

By Jena McGregor | July 29, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (14)

Stop whining and build a winning team

Rather than cry foul over their stars' departures, team owners and managers should focus on building trust with and among their remaining players instead.

By Jena McGregor | July 28, 2010; 10:41 AM ET | Comments (9)

Oklahoma's governor race: Cracks in the glass ceiling

Perhaps what needs to change isn't women's leadership styles, or even our biases about them, but our stereotypes about the executive role. Who says governors can't be good collaborators, too?

By Jena McGregor | July 28, 2010; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Highest-paid CEOs: Why company founders are earning too much

Two of the top 25 best-paid CEOs are company founders, either in name or in spirit. In the end, these executives don't deserve the 'founder's premium.'

By Jena McGregor | July 27, 2010; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (4)

Tony Hayward: When disgraced CEOs have a bright future

Tony Hayward's chances at running a large public multinational again are about as likely as his successor's at skimming every ounce of oil from the surface of the Gulf, but that doesn't mean he won't stage a comeback.

By Jena McGregor | July 26, 2010; 1:16 PM ET | Comments (13)

BP's next CEO: The joy of filling Tony Hayward's shoes

Three years may not be enough time to turn around the company's culture, but it is enough time, rightly or wrongly, to be blamed for it.

By Jena McGregor | July 26, 2010; 7:29 AM ET | Comments (5)

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