Executive Leadership

Watch “American Idol” for only 10 minutes and you’ll understand what makes the three judges tick. Each owns a classic leadership style with its own strengths and weaknesses. Here’s what we mean:

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The International Association of Conference Centers offers a comprehensive international directory …

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Offering employees ample pensions and long-term incentives is important, but it can deteriorate into a “prisoner” mind-set. Find immediate rewards for your best people.

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Peter Drucker, that sage of business management, came up with these questions to help leaders of nonprofit institutions not only see the future but shape it. The questions work equally well for government and business leaders.

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The pros who left your organization to start their own companies can provide your best source of talent if you’re staffing up.

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We’ve all hit slumps, but perhaps none as bad as the one New York Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter fell prey to when he failed to get a hit in 32 consecutive at-bats.

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After summer vacations end, call your team together for a special meeting to review priorities and set projects for the fall and winter.

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The little scrape on the corner of your desk. The run in your stocking or the tiny spot on your tie. The minor typo on the fourth page of your report. The whiff on your breath that tells people you had wine with lunch.


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Grease the wheels for feedback at your next meeting with these four words: “What do you think?”

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When John H. Johnson launched Ebony in 1945, it quickly became such a success that he could barely print copies fast enough to keep it on newsstands. Yet, the magazine aimed at African-Americans made little money because white-owned companies refused to advertise in it.

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