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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PayPal’s first product required the use of PalmPilots, which at the time were a global phenomenon. Millions of people around the world were hooked to their PalmPilots. Even though PayPal’s technology enabled PalmPilot users to beam money to each other, the product didn’t catch on. That’s because Peter Thiel and his team realized too late that they were pursuing a large, loosely knit market of customers with little in common.

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Executive coach Scott Eblin learned something from his son Brad when the two went to sell Brad’s car.
When leading a change campaign, there's a sensible way you and your team can withstand forces beyond your control and keep advancing toward your goal.
Some negotiators try to extract an extra concession at the last minute. If that happens, ask yourself, “Do I understand why they want this extra concession?”
The vain attempt to be all things to all people continues to debilitate leaders and organizations.
Every leader runs up against direct challenges. Some common ones threaten.
Strategic planning starts by understanding how your product or service differs from what’s already available in the marketplace. To pinpoint true differentiators, study what competitors sell without letting your biases interfere.
After 30 years in the advertising business, Rick Segal understands how to maximize employees’ creativity: Give up-and-coming stars a chance to shine.
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