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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Many leaders want to promote wellness in their workplace. But for Mark Bertolini, helping employees stay healthy is part of a deeply personal journey.
If you define efficiency as doing things right and effectiveness as doing the right things, then efficiency alone won’t suffice. What good is it to complete a task with supreme efficiency if it’s the wrong task?

Corporate financier Rose Marcario worked in various shops, from private equity to tech. She was successful by any measure. But Marcario began to question the meaning of success, leading her to the outfitter Patagonia.

Tech companies could learn about gender diversity from American Express.
"You don’t lead by hitting people over the head," said the general and President. "That’s assault, not leadership."
Advice from Amazon, leadership microblogger Doug Dickerson, and the NFL's first female referee.
Management gurus Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated their 1982 best-seller The One Minute Manager to reflect today’s changing workforce. They share some advice.
Face it, Siri. A human assistant can do some things a disembodied data dispenser cannot.

Whatever your leadership goals for 2015, do this: Sharpen your game on social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, you need social media to lead. Here are seven ways to get your game face on.

Successful people don’t let negativity, blame and other toxic emotions slow them down. How can you train yourself to think in a way that's always pushing you forward?
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