It may seem counterintuitive, but front-line workers—not middle
managers— most often see eye to eye with senior executives on the need
for action. In fact, says Robert Felton, a director of the management
consulting firm McKinsey & Co., middle managers often try to thwart
As a college president, Leo Higdon is seeing higher education absorb some of the same pressures that have slammed business, from the shortened tenures of its leaders to some unprecedented financial pressures.
Playground bullies don’t go away after we grow up, says former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
I know many people who run successful businesses … and you can’t believe a word they say.
When confronted with a labor-intensive project, it can help to remember the systems developed by Gioacchino Rossini,
the Italian composer who could write an opera in 30 days or less
without compromising quality.
Apply these leadership tips from Bill Gates.
When the pressure is on, your team will watch you intently to gauge
your confidence level. Your attitude will influence how confident your
team members feel about themselves.
Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for today’s strong, visible first lady. But she had help along the way from at least two mentors.
As your responsibilities increase, you reach a point at which you can’t
personally gather all the information you need to make critical
decisions. You have to delegate some information-gathering
responsibility to others.
Take a tip from IBM’s Louis Gerstner.