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Paying top dollar to snag a star performer? Big mistake

For years, companies--and Wall Street, especially--have been able to explain away outsized pay by saying it was the only way to attract the people it needed to perform at its best. Groysberg punches a big hole in that argument. Too bad banks like Wells Fargo and UBS didn't know it was there.

By Jena McGregor | October 11, 2010; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (11)

Weekend reads: The books edition

Weekends reads is back after a hiatus, and just in time for the big fall leadership book season. It's October, the time of year when publishers roll out the tomes they hope will be the blockbuster books of the year.

By Jena McGregor | October 1, 2010; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

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; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

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; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Weekend Reads: The refudiate edition

Sarah Palin may not be Shakespeare, but neither are most CEOs and leaders today. While they may not revel in their language creation, most are painfully unaware of the opaque, vague and completely cringe-inducing corporatese they use every day.

By Jena McGregor | July 22, 2010; 03:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Weekend reads: At last, a leadership app?

It's Friday! Time for our weekly roundup of picks, pans and pointless pleasures, starting with my attempt to create an ultimate leadership summer reading list.

By Jena McGregor | July 16, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Well-paid CEOs are mean? Bigger families produce better leaders?

The study of leadership is a murky science--one that all too often traffics in common-sense cliches and mind-numbingly obvious findings. Sometimes, the result is unintentionally funny.

By Jena McGregor | July 12, 2010; 05:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

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