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Archive: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

The dangerous cult of the star coach

Once lost, a star coach--or any acclaimed leader--can be hard to replace. But replacing the culture of no accountability that's grown up around him can be much, much harder.

By Jena McGregor | February 25, 2011; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (3)

Apple's elephant in the room

I don't think Apple should be forced to reveal its succession plan--as long it has one in place--it could still choose to be more forthcoming on the status of one of its most critical assets.

By Jena McGregor | February 24, 2011; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (5)

Thune: What good is a Senate record?

Whether we agree or not with a senator's extended decision-making record, at least he or she has one we can turn to to decide what they might do in the future. We may disagree with some of our potential presidents' past decisions, but at some point, I'd hope a track record of effective legislation creation and wise decision-making might outweigh those differences.

By Jena McGregor | February 23, 2011; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (9)

Ending the stalemate in Wisconsin

Is it better leadership for Walker, the Democratic senators and the union leaders--each in their own separate ways--to hold fast to their principles or find a third way that will bring a stalemate to the end? What is a more effective leadership skill: Steadfast adherence to one's beliefs or the ability to negotiate well?

By Jena McGregor | February 22, 2011; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (16)

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