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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"You can’t have more than one persona," says CEO Tom Raffio. "You have to be the same person in the boardroom and the mailroom."
If you can get your managers to excel in these areas, you’re more apt to fill the pipeline of future leaders at your organization.
This month, the U.S. women’s soccer team made history by being the first team to win three Women’s World Cups. But that might not be the most memorable thing about the day. In fact, we give that honor to Carli Lloyd, who showed what true teamwork is all about.
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.
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