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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Like an outstanding football team, the best leaders stay in the game until the final whistle blows. They keep the possibility of winning alive.
We interviewed entrepreneurial leaders worldwide to discover the power of taking an entrepreneurial approach to every facet of life. It starts with asking yourself these four questions:
Is procrastination holding you back from where you want to be in your career? Here are six causes of stalling, and two ways to overcome it:
Two professors at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business have plenty of ideas about what it takes to be a leader.
How do leaders break through the excuses? First, by not accepting reasons for why important things can’t be done.
Like all leaders, sometimes you’re at the top of your game and sometimes you’re not.
If you have salespeople on staff, how do your customers view them? A new study says the picture isn’t pretty.

When an employee sues over an alleged discriminatory firing, courts typically make a beeline for one piece of evidence: the employee’s performance evaluation. The problem: Supervisors are notorious for giving overly kind evaluations, even to poor performers. That’s why it’s wise to get another opinion: the employee’s own ...

If you thought the days of the overlooked admin were over, think again. Unfortunately, too often the tasks that admins do for a team project are simply considered “part of the job.” Step up and claim the recognition you’re due with these tactics.
Choose your guiding words carefully. Ask yourself these questions: