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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.

Nearly 80 percent of the female employees at New York-based KPMG think it’s a great place to work, up from 63 percent in 2004, a company survey shows. Sandra Bushby, director of women’s initiatives, says that’s because of the firm’s “Network of Women”...

Maintain good relationships with people on the other side of negotiations.
Employees usually fall into four reactive modes when their employer asks them to compromise their values, according to a study by organizational consultant Elizabeth Doty:
Leadership begins early. Present its building blocks to those who show promise, and you’ll see whether their inclinations and abilities develop.
Life often offers us two fundamental paths, and we can take either the higher road or the lower one.
Trusting the boss is more than a nice thing; it’s a significant factor in employee loyalty, according to new research by management consultant Leadership IQ.
In the public eye, Yankees baseball team captain Derek Jeter comes off as a quiet leader. In fact, he’s not. He just doesn’t blab to the press.
When Drew Gilpin Faust starts her new job July 1 as president of Harvard University, she’ll benefit as a well-liked historian and administrator.
Katharine Jefferts Schori is an oceanographer and an instrument-rated pilot turned Episcopal priest. Amazed to become Nevada’s bishop after being ordained only six years, imagine how she felt a few years later to be elected as the presiding bishop for the entire Episcopal Church.
You’ve heard from the Silicon Valley crowd that leaders move fast, and you’ve heard from the Slow Leadership people that leaders move deliberately. Which is it?