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.

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Great decision-makers aren’t just bold and smart. They also tend to analyze large amounts of data in order to draw conclusions that others might miss. Take Nate Silver, 37, a statistician with an impressive track record for making correct predictions in sports and politics.

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The author of the new book Uplifting Service has a simple outline for winning a complainer's business forever.

When you rise to the top of your organization, you may think you’re infallible. But just because you run the show doesn’t mean you know it all. The 43 American presidents can attest to that.

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Minutes after Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March 2013, he showed his humility. Meeting other cardinals as pope for the first time, he chose not to stand on a platform that would force him to lord over his former peers...
It only takes a second to lose the ball and lose the game. Here are the five signs.
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