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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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In his essay “Nature,” American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us that we’re surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty every day, yet we rarely take time to recognize and appreciate it.
Back in 1969, women’s fitness pioneer Lucille Roberts opened her first gym not far from Penn Station in New York. Roberts’ concept (revolutionary for its time) was a women’s exercise facility that catered not to suburban wives but to commuting women who had to sandwich exercise time between jobs and families.
Besides being a brilliant war strategist, Gen. Douglas MacArthur also proved a gifted administrator and charismatic figure. To guide his own behavior as a leader, he developed this list of questions:
A new database on business leadership is starting to yield insights into the nature of leaders within the context of their times. Tony Mayo, who directs the Harvard Business School Leadership Initiative, described three leadership patterns, or archetypes:
Note this:  Latinos’ buying power reached $653 billion in 2003 and is expected to hit $1 trillion by 2008.
In leadership, as in surfing, every wipeout represents a victory. You put yourself out there, crash and learn.
Whether you’re pitching a proposal, recruiting an employee, leasing space or seeking capital, you’re constantly bargaining with others.
Whether you court clients or answer to bosses, use this schedule from consultant Andrew Sobel to form your master leadership plan:
At a pivotal moment in the late 1960s, both presidential candidate Richard Nixon and future presidential candidate Jesse Jackson were saying essentially the same thing.
In our latest Monthly Mentor, 9 High-Tech Ways to Save Time, we explore ways to optimize your time when using today’s most common high-tech tools.
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