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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If you don’t want to deal with someone who’s lazy, snide or otherwise lacks the basic qualities of a respectable individual, ponder this analogy:
As organizations outsource more critical business processes around the world, leadership challenges increase. Some 200 business executives highlighted the following challenges when aligning multiple locations and cultures, according to Accenture:
The person who claims the spotlight or advances ideas most forcefully is probably not the individual you want to assume a leadership position tomorrow. He or she probably embodies these traits instead:
Shirley Bridges has two job titles: chief information officer (CIO) of Delta Air Lines and president and chief executive of Delta Technology. She describes herself as a “servant leader.”
Plato tells us why...
The DNA of Leadership tells us why...

If you work for a large organization, get ready to fight with small ones for your employees. If you work for a small organization, get ready to spend more on the pay and benefits that will lure big-company stars over to your shop ...

f you work for a large organization, get ready to fight with small ones for your employees. If you work for a small organization, get ready to spend more on the pay and benefits that will lure big-company stars over to your shop ...

On the fan side, there’s Nikki Vinci, who a few years ago heard a song by the Damnwells, went to the band’s web site and bought a T-shirt. She not only became a customer of Musictoday, a low-key fulfillment house serving artists, she eventually went on to manage dozens of its online stores, including sites for Tiger Woods, Led Zeppelin and the Damnwells.
But give them more than lip service.