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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.

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An effective team displays five baseline criteria, according to management consultant Patrick Lencioni:
“Willful humility,” that’s the most important quality in a business leader, says Jim Collins, the best-selling author of Built to Last and Good to Great.
“Motivation” is a hot property right now. The word literally means “moving,” but it’s come to mean moving toward a goal.
The Wisdom of Teams, one of the first books to define the team phenomenon, still offers some of the best advice for managing them. Here’s how to get a stalled team moving:
Competence, compassion and commitment let you lead your team in a drive to excellence that’s more than the sum of its parts.