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One important way to judge your success as a manger is by the success of your employees. An effective manager isn’t just a boss who can extract the most productivity from his people, but the one who produces great future managers. How can you be sure that under your leadership managers will blossom?

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To think strategically, you need to pose the right questions. Mobilizing your team to come up with the right answers turns everyone into strategic thinkers.
Every organization has a personality, say two leadership consultants who offer this advice for building leaders at every level.
Maybe it’s surprising that the CEO of ­Victoria’s Secret, a $6.7 billion global brand, grew up as a farm girl in Oklahoma. Maybe, but it shouldn’t be. The important thing about CEO Sharen Jester Turney is that she has the zest to try new things.
Columnist and speaker Marie McIntyre recently let webinar attendees in on the secrets she's been revealing since she herself was given a managerial title.

When Doug Conant joined Campbell Soup Co. in 2001 as CEO, cheaper brands threatened the company’s future. Conant’s predecessor had raised prices, alienating many Campbell fans. Almost immediately, Conant detected a serious problem: morale.

Tom Voss ran a company with a poor safety ­rec­­ord and the status quo was ­­un­­acceptable. At the time, Voss was chief operating officer of Ameren, a utility company in the Midwest. He sought to overhaul the firm’s lax safety culture by hosting a meeting with 200 of his senior man­agers. To galvanize his audience, the normally soft-spoken Voss turned into an inspiring dynamo.

You are only human, and you will experience days when employees test your patience. However, even when a blowup feels warranted, here are several reasons for you to watch your temper:
New leaders are quitting in ever-higher numbers. The reason is lack of preparation.
Business incubator Les McKeown, who has founded more than 40 companies, believes all of us have the potential to become a leader, if we are willing to do the small things that make big things possible.
Employees are going to complain—even employees who work for top-notch organizations and outstanding managers. However, negative feedback isn’t something you should discourage because it allows you to make changes that increase innovation, productivity and morale.
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