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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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:
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.
After being burned a few times early in life by “rogues of dubious character,” Benjamin Franklin started finding himself more attracted to practical, reliable folk.
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.
As a former Catholic priest who lived in a monastic community for 15 years, Kenny Moore has decided that the problems facing leaders are more spiritual than financial.
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After studying ancient Greek drama masterpieces, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) concluded that great accomplishments come from people who can think in two distinct ways at the same time:
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