Leaders & Managers

From the nitty gritty of daily management to addressing your aspirations of leadership, this section for leaders & managers tells you how to make strong leadership decisions, build effective teams, delegate and stay above the everyday management muddle.

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As a young pharmaceutical salesman, James LeVoy Sorenson spent many hours watching physicians make their rounds in hospitals. His careful observation led him to develop a range of tools they could use to save time and provide better results for patients.
An Enneagram, which dates back at least 2,000 years, derives from the Greek words “ennea,” or nine, and “gram,” something written or drawn. It refers to nine points on the circumference of a circle that correspond to nine styles you can develop as a leader.
A recent survey revealed many people would be more engaged in their work if only their bosses could paint a picture of their future.

Some executives equate leading with infallibility. They assume that they must project an intimidating I-know-­everything superiority to earn the respect of their team. Yet attempting to know it all is an exercise in futility.

In the mid-1960s, when the EEOC was born, women held fewer than 10% of all executive, senior management and middle management jobs. Now it’s up to almost 40%.
It’s not enough to simply offer em­­ployees feedback. You have to provide feedback that they can put to use. If your feedback is up to snuff, you can honestly answer “True” to the following statements.
Teachers are some of the first “managers” people ever encounter. In honor of back-to-school season, here are five ideas worth borrowing from teachers for your own workplace.
A pioneer in molecular biology, Alexander Rich helped confirm the existence of DNA’s double helix, which opened doors to hybridization and biotechnology.
What do you do if you run a small company and you’re looking to grab market share from a dominant rival? Try staging a PR stunt.
At age 25, Peter Boni returned home after serving in Vietnam with the goal of becoming vice president of a Fortune 500 company within 10 years. How did this CEO do it in just eight?
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