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Archive: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Weekend reads, the jobs edition

PostLeadership offers a few reads related to getting, keeping, and creating jobs. If you're so lucky to have one, enjoy it over the next couple of days, something employed folks like to call the weekend.

By Jena McGregor | August 27, 2010; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Netflix vacation policy is only the tip of a radical compensation iceberg

Operating under the idea that its engineers and professionals should be treated as adults, Netflix allows salaried employees to take as much vacation as they'd like.

By Jena McGregor | August 26, 2010; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (6)

The best way to rein in CEO pay

I'd argue that the only way executive pay will ever be reined in is to have a say not just on what CEOs make but also on the boards who are making the decisions.

By Jena McGregor | August 25, 2010; 7:41 PM ET | Comments (84)

Paranoia may have helped Lisa Murkowski

Overconfidence is a natural affliction of existing leaders. Those already in power believe they can win on their records, and that voters have better memories than they really do. They are fooled by their own success, overly assured about their position, and fall victim to that unfortunate byproduct of power: hubris.

By Jena McGregor | August 25, 2010; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (10)

Not worth the drama at FedEx Field

In the end, Shanahan needs to do more than just try and quiet the chatter and questions about Haynesworth. Whether it's letting him go or taking extraordinary disciplinary measures, decisive action will be needed, not only to reach the finale of the Haynesworth squabble, but to set the stage for a Redskins future that's drama-free.

By Jena McGregor | August 24, 2010; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

Leadership at the "Ground Zero mosque": A Failure?

If the planned center had a better public relations strategy, better outreach to its Muslim community, and a clearer vision for itself, would we have the same controversy we have today? In other words, would better leadership have made a difference?

By Jena McGregor | August 23, 2010; 6:35 AM ET | Comments (58)

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