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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One of the biggest project management pitfalls is the tendency of the work to expand over time. Here are six rules to prevent it.
Most CEOs abide by social norms. Not Tony Hsieh of Zappos.
Here are Disney/ABC Television group president Anne Sweeney's three rules for being a great leader.
Bring your enterprise to scale in 4 stages.

Bruce Halle’s competitors keep expanding their service and product offerings to capture a bigger chunk of car owners’ expenditures. Why does Halle resist? Because his strategy is to address what the consumer is actually buying.

George Washington’s battlefield leadership legacy speaks for itself. Author and trainer Nick Tasler, however, says that today’s leaders can learn as much from Washington’s counterintuitive decision process as they can from the grit and initiative demonstrated in the face of very long odds.
Innovation usually starts with the seed of a simple idea. The challenge is to nurture that seed and let it grow into a product or service—without over­­complicating its initial simplicity.
Executives need to understand five key aspects of social media.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the careful planning he used to become the space station’s commander—the forward thinking summed up in this mantra for pilots: “What’s the next thing that’s going to kill me?”
Your success as a leader largely depends on knowing which decisions to delegate and which ones to make yourself. There are three types of decisions that only you—as the leader—must make.
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