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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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?
Master the meeting ... Trade small favors ... Give your brain a break.
Tipping can be seen as insulting in Japan; people will chase you to return your money. What else should you know before heading over?
The Associated Press placed Babe Didrikson Zaharias in the top 10 athletes of the 20th century. "The formula for success is simple," she said. "Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration."
The science on forgiveness only dates back to 1989. Here’s some of what’s known.

Michele Ferrero only gave one interview and kept one secret: the recipe for his hazelnut-chocolate spread, Nutella. In that one interview, though, Italy’s chocolate king revealed three other trade secrets.

When CEO Bob Diamond resigned from his post at Barclays, it sent a message to other bankers: Even the head honcho’s job isn’t safe if the company gets ensnared in an ethics scandal. Diamond, who left in 2012 over questionable actions among his bank’s traders related to manipulating interest rates, may not have realized a tenet of ethical leadership: It’s not what you’re doing that counts as much as how you’re judged in the court of public opinion.

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