Best-Practices Leadership

A leader in an organization can’t do everyone’s job. Instead of micromanaging, strong leaders use organizational leadership to coordinate, communicate, motivate and delegate among employees and team members. For comprehensive organizational effectiveness, each individual needs to be seen as a contributor, with the leader at the helm.

Most importantly, best-practices leadership involves keeping employees motivated throughout the process, adapting your scope or strategy as necessary, and developing an effective communication strategy.

Some people never make it to the other side because they’re more successful at being doers. This is a crucial point in determining if you’re going to move up the ranks.

Browse our articles, tools and advice on best-practices leadership.

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Companies led by CEOs with military experience have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past three-, five- and 10-year periods by as much as 20 percentage points, according to a study by executive search firm Korn/Ferry International ...

"If I had known I was going to be in HR so long, I would have started to get serious about the profession sooner." Noted HR expert Michael R. Losey says he's heard this story a number of times. His advice: Get serious about your career now, before it's too late.

Here’s a new way of prioritizing your work as a thematic goal.
One day, a factory owner had the misfortune of having one of his key employees die. Not knowing what to do, the owner went to the employee’s home, where the family invited him in.
Harvard business professor Das Narayandas uses a case study to kick off his Program for Leadership Development. But the answers he’s looking for could come from any case study anywhere.
James Brown, known as “The Godfather of Soul,” maintained a leadership position in popular music for decades, probably even transcending his death in December. Here are some of the career stratagems Brown passed on to others in the industry:
During the Alexandrian War, Julius Caesar needed to sail the Roman fleet through a narrow sea channel that allowed only a few ships to pass at a time. The enemy, a larger Alexandrian fleet, was on the other side waiting.
Abolitionist John Brown gave his own life and those of three sons in raids that helped touch off the Civil War.
Former YES Network CEO Leo Hindery says these are the essential traits that any CEO needs to succeed:
Here's how to take care of your people when your company faces hard times.
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