POSTED AT 11:04 PM ET, 07/11/2010
Every day, the headlines offer their very own Leadership 101. Behind each story on wayward generals, overpaid CEOs and grandstanding politicians lies a new chance to learn about this muddy thing we call leadership. That's especially true today, as we find ourselves mired in the grim reality of war, a political sphere fettered by childish antics and a corporate environment reeling from the worst recession in decades. With real-time lessons like these, who needs an MBA?
At PostLeadership, we'll examine our world through the leadership lens. Each day, Jena McGregor, BusinessWeek's former editor for management and leadership issues, will question matters of authority by canvassing the news and offering commentary from a leadership point of view. We'll look across sectors--from business and politics to sports and nonprofits--with a special focus on Washington-centric topics. In addition, PostLeadership will be your source for smart new research, books, articles and thinkers on the subject of leadership.
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