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Archive: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

Weekend reads, The judgment edition

In honor of new Supreme Court justice-to-be Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation and the big ruling by Judge Vaughn Walker that Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, violates the constitutional right to equal protection, Weekend Reads takes on the mushy topic of judgment.

By Jena McGregor | August 6, 2010; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Women in leadership: Not tough enough?

As women eventually reach pinnacles of power in greater numbers--the C-suite, the director's chair, the president's office--they're sure to reshape the cultural notions of power, too.

By Jena McGregor | August 5, 2010; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (10)

Thaw in the salary freeze: Too little too late?

Leaders who keep their employees satisfied during the downturn are just as well-positioned, if not more so, to benefit when the economy rebounds. A happy workforce is more likely to waste less, create more and of course, stay longer, all of which saves much more in the end than a few years of not making 2% salary increases.

By Jena McGregor | August 4, 2010; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (3)

Do CEOs Make Good Politicians?

In my mind, what matters most is what the government job demands, and whether the CEO's personality and experience is a match for it.

By Jena McGregor | August 3, 2010; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (2)

BP CEO Dudley: No shadow to step from

Leadership experts believe the hardest career move is succeeding a celebrated, charismatic chief, while your best bet is coming after a certified dud.

By Jena McGregor | August 2, 2010; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

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